Wide Sargasso SeaBook - 1966
Jean Rhys' late, literary masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness.
Publisher: London : Deutsch, 1966.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 189 p.
From Library Staff
A prequel to Jane Eyre following those who will later reside in Thornfield Hall from the Carribean to England.
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