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 Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 postcolonial parallel novel by Dominica-born author Jean Rhys

The novel acts as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's famous 1847 novel Jane Eyre. It is the story of Antoinette Cosway (known as Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre), a white Creole heiress, from the time of her youth in the Caribbean to her unhappy marriage with Mr Rochester and relocation to England. Caught in an oppressive patriarchal society in which she belongs neither to the white Europeans nor the black Jamaicans, Rhys's novel re-imagines Brontë's devilish madwoman in the attic. As with many postcolonial works, the novel deals largely with the themes of racial inequality and the harshness of displacement and assimilation.

 

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  • dianne

    Yes, this was great to be with a well read group Looking forward to many interesting conversations,perspectives and introductions to new authors and books. Thank you for your warm welcome.

    February 5, 2013

  • Lydia

    As always I never miss it unless there are circumstances I can't change. It is so enjoyable to be with such well-read people.

    February 4, 2013

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