Wide Sargasso Sea

W. W. Norton & Company, 1966 - 189 páginas
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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 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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Reseña de usuario  - Carolyn Owen-King - Goodreads

This is a novel I have been meaning to read for many years. Jean Rhys' re-telling of the Rochester/Antoinette story in 'Jane Eyre'; a sort of flashback to Rochester's Caribbean adventure. It was ... Leer reseña completa

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Having lived in the deep South of Louisiana, the story took on a feeling of familiarity, with its moss covered, voodoo induced, paranoid haze. It was written in a time where women had no control over ... Leer reseña completa

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Background information about the author and novel. Themes, settings, historical background, characters, study questions
www.eng.fju.edu.tw/ worldlit/ caribbean/ rhys.htm

Literary Encyclopedia: Wide Sargasso Sea
Jean Rhys might have started writing what became Wide Sargasso Sea shortly after her return from Dominica in 1936, the one return visit she made to the ...
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Postcolonial Discourse in Wide Sargasso Sea
In Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys confronts the possibility of another side to ... The story of Bertha, the first Mrs Rochester, Wide Sargasso Sea is not only ...
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Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) | Jean Rhys
LAS DESVENTURAS DE ANTOINETTE COSWAY Más de cien años después de que Charlotte Brontë crease el personaje de Mrs Rochester, Rhys sorprendió con el ...
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Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys « Blogging for a Good Book
Wide Sargasso Sea, by the extraordinarily talented Jean Rhys, is the story of the mad wife in the attic. Rhys turns the story of Jane Eyre upside down on ...
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Wide Sargasso Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 postcolonial parallel novel by Dominica-born author Jean Rhys. After many years of living in obscurity since her last work, ...
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Jean Rhys, una autora caribeña, reescribió el clásico de Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, en Wide Sargasso Sea, la historia de la esposa loca de Rochester ...
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Wide Sargasso Sea Summary and Study Guide - Jean Rhys
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Dreams in Wide Sargasso Sea
This essay is Part II of Alan Gordon's "Dreams in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea." The first part, which discusses Jane Eyre, reesides on the Victorian Web ...
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Sobre el autor (1966)

Jean Rhys, 1890 - 1979 Writer Jean Rhys was born in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies. Her father was a Welsh doctor and her mother was a Dominican Creole. Her heritage deeply influenced her life as well as her writing. At seventeen, her father sent her to England to attend the Perse School, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Unfortunately, she was forced to abandon her studies when her father died. Rhys worked as a chorus girl and ghostwrote a book on furniture. During World War I, she volunteered in a soldier canteen and, in 1918, worked in a pension office. In 1919, she went to Holland and married the French-Dutch journalist and songwriter Jean Langlet. They had two children, a daughter and a son who died as an infant. She began writing under the patronage of Ford Madox Ford. Her husband was sentenced to prison for illegal financial transactions. Her affair ended badly with Ford, and her marriage ended in divorce. In 1934, she married Leslie Tilden Smith who died in 1945. Two years later, she married Max Hamer who died in 1966. Rhys lived many years in the West Country, most often in great poverty. In 1927, Rhys' first collection of stories, "The Left Bank and Other Stories," was published. Her first novel, "Quartet" (1928), is considered to be an account of her affair with Ford Madox Ford told through Marya, a young English woman. In "Voyage in the Dark" (1934), the character is a young chorus girl involved with an older lover. She has also written "Good Morning, Midnight" (1939) and "Sleep It Off Lady" (1976) and the internationally acclaimed "Wide Sargasso Sea" (1960). Rhys was made a CBE in 1978 and received the W.H. Smith Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and an Arts Council Bursart. Rhys died on May 14, 1979 in Exeter. In the same year, her unfinished autobiography "Smile Please" appeared.

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