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 - Paula Maguire - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I knew what the basic story was and thought it was a bit gimmicky, but the prose was good, well handled and contributed to the sense of gloom and ... Leer reseña completa
Review: Wide Sargasso SeaReseña de usuario - Thomas Armstrong - Goodreads
The fact that this is meant to be a prequel to Jane Eyre and tell the story of the mad woman in the attic does not add anything, in my opinion, to the value of the book. It is a marvelous story in its ... Leer reseña completa