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 - Mark - Goodreads
Imprisoned by the beauty and sinister pull of the Carribbean, a mother and daughter are haunted by the ghosts of their family's and country's past and consigned to the permanent status of interlopers by black islanders. Their lives slip into tragedy and madness. Leer reseña completa
Review: Wide Sargasso SeaReseña de usuario - Sue Murdoch - Goodreads
I think I need to re-read Jane Eyre; before, I was 12 or so and perhaps just saw a straightforward 'mad woman in the attic'. Now I'd wonder how much Jane considered her own fate and future with Mr Rochester; how damaged was he? Leer reseña completa