Wide Sargasso Sea
W. W. Norton & Company, 1966 - 189 páginas
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.
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Review: Wide Sargasso SeaReseña de usuario - Fabian - Goodreads
An epic romance made meek, singular, aromatic, ethereal, surreal... a fresh little nugget of splendor, of much-needed prose perfection. This is gothic romance at its absolute height. It is perhaps the ... Leer reseña completa
Review: Wide Sargasso SeaReseña de usuario - Abby - Goodreads
A charming idea for a story--explain the history of the woman in the attic, Bertha Mason/Antoinette Cosway--but I'm not convinced that Rhys pulled it off effectively. As a whole, the novel read as a ... Leer reseña completa