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    DescriptionHer grand attempt to tell what she felt was the story of "Jane Eyre's" 'madwoman in the attic', Bertha Rochester, Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea" is edited with an introduction and notes by Angela Smith in "Penguin Classics". 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' brief, beautiful masterpiece. Jean Rhys (1894-1979) was born in Dominica. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before moving to Paris, where she began writing and was 'discovered' by Ford Madox Ford. Her novels, often portraying women as underdogs out to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful. From 1939 (when "Good Morning, Midnight" was written) onwards she lived reclusively, and was largely forgotten when she made a sensational comeback with her account of Jane Eyre's Bertha Rochester, "Wide Sargasso Sea", in 1966. If you enjoyed "Wide Sargasso Sea", you might like Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre", also available in "Penguin Classics". "She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century". (Michele Roberts, "The Times").


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    Title
    Wide Sargasso Sea: Student Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Rhys, Introduction by Andrea Ashworth, Volume editor Angela Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141182858
    ISBN 10: 0141182857
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, DSBH, FC
    DC21: 813
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: DSK, FBC, DSBH, FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 July 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before starting to write in Paris in the late '20s. After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie was written in 1930. Her early novels, often portraying women as underdogs out to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful. From 1939 onwards she lived reclusively, and was largely forgotten when she made a sensational comeback with Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966. She died in 1979.