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Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
Wide Sargasso Sea
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Written over the course of twenty-one years and published in 1966, Wide Sargasso Sea, based on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, takes place in Jamaica and Dominica in 1839–45.Textual notes illuminate the novel’s historical background, regional references, and the non-translated Creole and French... show more
Written over the course of twenty-one years and published in 1966, Wide Sargasso Sea, based on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, takes place in Jamaica and Dominica in 1839–45.Textual notes illuminate the novel’s historical background, regional references, and the non-translated Creole and French phrases necessary to fully understand this powerful story. Backgrounds includes a wealth of material on the novel’s long evolution, it connections to Jane Eyre, and Rhys’s biographical impressions of growing up in Dominica. Criticism introduces readers to the critical debates inspired by the novel with a Derek Walcott poem and eleven essays.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393960129 (0393960129)
ASIN: 393960129
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
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3.0 Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys
Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. But soon after their marriage, rumors of madness in her family poison his mind against her. He forces Antoinette to conform to his rigid Victori...
Inked Brownies
Inked Brownies rated it
2.0 Wide Sargasso Sea
Wow, what a dissapointing read. If it wasn't such a relatively short book, I highly doubt if I would've been able to plough through it. The writing style was very confusing. I kept thinking I had one of those Kindle versions with a shitload amount of spelling errors in it again, but apparently, it's...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
5.0 Wide Sargasso Sea
The scent that came from the dress was very faint at first, then it grew stronger. The smell of vetivert and frangipanni, of cinnamon and dust and lime trees when they are flowering. The smell of the sun and the smell of the rain.This is a book about what makes human identity – and how to take it aw...
Merle
Merle rated it
0.0 Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
I am sorry to say I simply didn't get this, despite all I have heard and read about it by brilliant people who loved the book. It isn't that I disliked the book, or that I didn't understand the basics of what's going on; it is that on that fundamental level where a reader connects with a book, throu...
Merle
Merle rated it
0.0 Wide Sargasso Sea
I am sorry to say I simply didn't get this, despite all I have heard and read about it by brilliant people who loved the book. It isn't that I disliked the book, or that I didn't understand the basics of what's going on; it is that on that fundamental level where a reader connects with a book, throu...
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