Penguin Student Edition Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean RhysPenguin Student Edition Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Penguin Student Edition Wide Sargasso Sea

byJean Rhys

Paperback | May 1, 2001

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Jean Rhys's late, literary masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness.
Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. After arriving in England aged sixteen, she became a chorus girl and drifted between different jobs before moving to Paris, where she started to write in the late 1920s. She published a story collection and four novels, after which she disappeared from view and lived reclusively for many years. I...
Title:Penguin Student Edition Wide Sargasso SeaFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140818030

ISBN - 13:9780140818031


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wide Sargasso Sea The plot seems interesting but I had difficulty getting into the book.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Maybe an important read, but not an enjoyable one. I really hope studying this in class can make me like it more! I feel like it has a lot of potential, and probably has a lot in it that I can appreciate with more careful study. At the same time, it feels strange to read a prequel that isn't canon/written by Charlotte Brontë.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what Jane Eyre needed Bertha Mason is a haunting non-character in Jane Eyre. She's there, but she's not there. She affects the plot and the characters throughout the novel simply by existing - locked away, unseen, in the attic. She deserved to be more than just "the crazy first wife" and, finally, now she's given a history.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from timeless literary masterpiece with sweeping descriptions and heart-wrenching stream of consciousness, this novel is a timeless literary masterpiece. it lingers in your stomach long after you read it and rests inside of you. i can read it several times a year without tiring. bertha and the rest of the characters tug at your heartstrings, and their flaws make them more east to relate to than repulsive. the descriptions of the landscape are delicious and transport you to the moist heat of the tropics. i can't get enough of this #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing A new and refreshing perspective to Jane Eyre, but can also be read as a separate story. I can't recommend this book enough. Poetic and summery and profound, this was amazing from start to finish.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this please, and so so with an open mind. There are three kinds of people in this world. The first are people who have not read "Wide Sargasso Sea. The second are those who have read it but say that they prefer the Mr Rochester from "Jane Eyre". The last are those who think that the Mr. Rochester from Wide Sargasso sea is the very man that also inhabited Jane Eyre. Jean Rhys obviously wrote a sequel to a book which she herself did not write but that does not mean that it does not ring through. A century before Charlotte Bronte wrote an incredible novel that was revolutionary in many ways but that she does not seems to have realized how problematic a character Mr. Rochester was. He did exhibit come very ugly traits that could easily have driven to the edge, a person Antoinette's state of mind. This book doesn't just offer you the opportunity to rethink Jane Eyre, but some beautiful sensual language and themes such as madness, race and colonialism. This is not a book to be missed.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Truly an essential An essential read for fans of Jane Eyre!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read Wide Sargasso Sea is one of the greatest accomplishments in literature. Readers of Jane Eyre will find a complete different side to the story of Mr. Rochester's first wife. Filled with sensual imagery, it's a must-read.
Date published: 2016-11-02