Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (2nd Hand Paperback)
One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'. Jean Rhys's masterpiece tells the story of Jane Eyre's 'madwoman in the attic', Bertha Rochester.
Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930's Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her.
Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness, and her husband into the arms of another novel's heroine. This classic study of betrayal, a seminal work of postcolonial literature, is Jean Rhys's brief, beautiful masterpiece.
Edited with an introduction and notes by Angela Smith. Includes the introduction to the First Edition by Francis Wyndham.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1966 (This Edition 2000 - Penguin Classics)
- ISBN : 9780141182858
- SKU : B002736
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'Rhys took one of the works of genius of the 19th Century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the 20th Century' - Michele Roberts.
Jean Rhys, CBE was a British novelist who was born and grew up in the Caribbean island of Dominica. From the age of 16, she was mainly resident in England, where she was sent for her education. She is best known for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea, written as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
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