Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea : A Novel

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Jean Rhys's reputation was made upon the publication of this passionate and heartbreaking novel, in which she brings into the light one of fiction's most mysterious characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Set in the Caribbean, its heroine is Antoinette Cosway, a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into marriage to the prideful Rochester. In this best-selling novel, Rhys portrays a society so driven by hatred, so skewed in its sexual relations, that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0393308804
  • 9780393308808
  • 140,269

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"Working a stylistic range from moody introspection to formal elegance, Miss Rhys has us traveling under Antoinette's skin. It is an eerie and memorable trip." -- The Nation "The novel is a triumph of atmosphere-of what one is tempted to call Caribbean Gothic atmosphere...It has an almost hallucinatory quality." -- New York Timesshow more

About Jean Rhys

Jean Rhys (1890-1979) is the author of Good Morning, Midnight; Voyage in the Dark; After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie; Quartet; and The Collected Short Stories.show more

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