Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

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ISBN; 9780140818031

Penguin Books Ltd, 01 November 2006

Soft cover, 192 pages

Jean Rhys's late, literary masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness.