Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea
A Novel
Jean Rhys



The fortieth anniversary reissue of the best-selling "tour de force" (Walter Allen, New York Times Book Review). 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 Brontë's Jane Eyre.

A sensual and protected young woman, Antoinette Cosway grows up in the lush natural world of the Caribbean. She is sold into marriage to the coldhearted and prideful Rochester, who succumbs to his need for money and his lust. Yet he will make her pay for her ancestors' sins of slaveholding, excessive drinking, and nihilistic despair by enslaving her as a prisoner in his bleak English home.
 
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. .

Title Wide Sargasso Sea
Subtitle A Novel
Author Jean Rhys
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Title First Published 17 August 1992
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 0393308804
ISBN-13 9780393308808
Publication Date 17 August 1992
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.95
 


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