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Wide Sargasso Sea ([New edition])

By: Rhys, Jean Ashworth, Andrea(Introduction by)

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Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141182857 / 9780141182858
Paperback
813
30/03/2000
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United Kingdom
Classics
20 cm xxv, 150 pages
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Reprint. This edition originally published: 1997.

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World''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 RobertsJean Rhys's masterpiece tells the story of Jane Eyre's 'madwoman in the attic', Bertha Rochester. Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s 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

BIC:

DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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