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Rhys, Jean
Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys ; introduction by Francis Wyndham
New York : Norton, [2007], c1966
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR6035.H96 W5 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Man-woman relationships -- West Indies -- Fiction
Mental illness -- Fiction
Subject West Indies, British -- Fiction
West Indies -- Fiction
Physical Description 171 p. ; 21 cm
Note Prequel to: Jane Eyre / Charlotte Brontë
"First published as a Norton paperback 1982."--t.p. verso
Includes reading group guide
Summary The novel set in Jamaica and Dominica (Massacre mostly), deals directly with colonialism, European dominance in the Caribbean, and the hypocrisies of English culture. Wide Sargasso Sea rewrote the English classic, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, successfully shifting the focus from Jane to Bertha. It has served as a touchstone text for critics interested in modernism, feminism, and postcolonial theory. [Thomson Fontaine, Volume No. 1 Issue No. 23, Dominica's Literary Hero]
Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life. Inspired by, but independent of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, the author tells the story of the childhood and marriage of the first Mrs. Rochester, the West Indian Creole heiress who went insane in a haunting, intense, and tragic tropical world
Series Norton paperback fiction
Alternate Author Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Jane Eyre
Wyndham, Francis

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