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 - Jennifer Hans - Goodreads
Just not much of a fan of revisionist fiction. That being said, I'm trying The Paris Wife. Leer reseña completa
Review: Wide Sargasso SeaReseña de usuario - P - Goodreads
Actually 2.5 stars. I wanted to like this more. I love Jane Eyre, so I was fascinated to read this imagining about that crazy attic wife of Rochester's. I don't know if I got it really; the writing ... Leer reseña completa