In the Sargasso Sea

a novel
  • 292 Pages
  • 4.34 MB
  • English
Harper & brothers , New York and London
Statementby Thomas A. Janvier ...
LC ClassificationsPZ3.J269 Int, PS2129.J5 Int
The Physical Object
Paginationv, [1] p., 1 l., 292, [1] p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL244812M
LC Control Numberc 98000082

"Wide Sargasso Sea" is a powerful, dramatic, and demanding book which offers great rewards to the careful reader and this Penguin Student Edition is a valuable help to those exploring the strange world created by Rhys--whether or not they are making a detailed study of the text for course work/5().

Wide Sargasso Sea, a masterpiece of modern fiction, was Jean Rhyss return to the literary center had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters.

With Wide Sargasso Sea, her last and best-selling novel, she ingeniously brings into light one of fictions most fascinating characters: the madwoman in the attic/5. Wide Sargasso Sea was the last novel published by Jean Rhys prior to her death inand is generally considered her masterpiece.

It was also partially influenced by Rhys’s own childhood in the Caribbean. Find out everything you need to know about Wide Sargasso Sea in a fraction of the time.

Antoinette's story begins when she is a young girl in early nineteenth- century Jamaica. The white daughter of ex-slave owners, she lives on a run-down plantation called Coulibri Estate. Five years have passed since her father, Mr.

Cosway, reportedly drunk himself to death, his finances in ruins after the passage of the Emancipation Act of In the Sargasso Sea is a children's novel written in by Thomas Allibone Janvier. Recently, Kessinger Publishing's rare reprints has re-issued the book.

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The protagonist, Roger Stetworth, unwillingly joins a slave ship called the -Golden Hind- captained by Luke Chilton.4/5. Wide Sargasso Sea (Norton Critical Editions) (Edition unknown) by Rhys, Jean [Paperback(£©] by Jean Rhys | Jan 1, out of 5 stars 1.

That book became Wide Sargasso Sea but it wasn’t untilafter many years of drafting and redrafting, that it was released. Rhys was 76 and hadn’t published anything in 27 years. Wide Sargasso Sea is a novel by Jean Rhys that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

See a complete list of the characters in Wide Sargasso Sea and in-depth analyses of Antoinette, Christophine, and Mr. Rochester. Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - review 'The writing seemed to become muddled - just like Antoinette's mind' Dannii.

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Wide Sargasso Sea Author: Jean Rhys Genre: Historical fiction Pages: Published in: Jean Rhys was a Caribbean novelist who wrote in the mid 20th century. Her first four novels were published during the s and s, but it was not until the publication of Wide Sargasso Sea in that she emerged as a significant literary figure.

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In Jean Rhys reemerged after a long silence with a novel called Wide Sargasso Sea. Rhys had enjoyed minor literary success in the s and '30s with a series Free shipping over $/5(5). Wide Sargasso Sea is not just a great novel, it is many brilliant books in one. Multi-layered and complex, Jean Rhys's prelude to Jane Eyre vividly illustrates how accounts and understanding.

A book for the beach: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Kicking off a season of summer holiday reading selected by Guardian writers and readers, a heatstruck prequel to Author: Claire Armitstead. In Jean Rhys reemerged after a long silence with a novel calledWide Sargasso Sea.

Rhys had enjoyed minor literary success in the s and '30s with a series of evocative novels featuring women protagonists adrift in Europe, verging on poverty, hoping to be saved by men. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys,W. Norton edition, Paperback in English - 5/5(3). ‘The Book of Eels’ Review: The Riddle of the Sargasso Sea A slippery mystery at the heart of American history, psychoanalysis, and something much closer to home. Named after Sargassum, a species of seaweed that covers the area’s waters, the Sargasso Sea is the only sea without shores or coastlines.

Instead of being bounded by land, it is defined by four Author: Lew Blank. In "Voyage in the Dark" (), the character is a young chorus girl involved with an older lover. She has also written "Good Morning, Midnight" () and "Sleep It Off Lady" () and the internationally acclaimed "Wide Sargasso Sea" ().3/5(27).

Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea () is a short but dense literary work that becomes considerably more approachable when given some context. In the words of critic Anne B. Simpson, it is a text that offers "ambiguous and mutually incompatible interpretive possibilities." As such Rhys's work has been classified as a paragon of post-structuralism, a literary movement that insists upon the absence.

Wide Sargasso Sea About book: ‘He inherited everything, but he was a wealthy man before that. Some people are fortunate, they said, and there were hints about the woman he brought back to England with him.

Next day Mrs Eff wanted to see me and she complained about gossip. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys is the last work by this Dominican-British author. Considered a prequel and response to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, the novella presents the perspective of Antoinette Cosway, the sensual Creole heiress who wound up as the “madwoman in the attic.”.

When Wide Sargasso Sea was published inRhys had all but disappeared from the literary scene; her. Wide Sargasso Sea Summary. As Part I opens, Antoinette Cosway is a young girl living with her mother and brother at Coulibri, her family's estate near Spanish Town, Jamaica.

With the passage of the Emancipation Act and the death of her father, the family is financially ruined. About the Author: Jean Rhys (–), one of the preeminent journalists of the twentieth century, is the creator of Wide Sargasso Sea. Introduction: Jean Rhys first mentions working on what was to become the Wide Sargasso Sea in October Although the book was not finished and published ill full untilshe knew immediately the {xivver of her ideas and believed that this hook.

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Wide Sargasso Sea begins in Jamaica after the Emancipation Act ofunder which Britain outlawed slavery in all its colonies. The first part of the novella is told from the point-of-view of Antoinette Cosway, a young white girl whose father, a hated former slaveholder, has died and left his wife and children in.

Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea is an exploration of the life of a literary character from another novel. In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (), a character is referred to as the mad wife of.

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On rereading Wide Sargasso Sea, I discovered similarly afflicted creatures: moths that “found their way into the room, flew into the candles and fell dead on the tablecloth.” There are other parallels, too: the locked doors; the sense of things gone, but not gone; mother-daughter relationships and precarious existences lived on the margins.

Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys, W.W. Norton & Co. ISBN Summary 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.

In Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys explores the life of Mr. Rochester’s first wife, Bertha, or rather her real name, Antoinette Cosway.

(For those who do not know, Mr. Rochester is the man Jane Eyre marries in the novel Jane Eyre.) Rhys manages to do this in a poetic, seductive, and even concise way, as the novel is only : Su King. Wide Sargasso Sea speaks of the history of cruelty and suffering that lies behind some of the West’s accumulated wealth, a history which in Jane Eyre is secret and mysterious, and only appears in brief glimpses.

This is a book that gives voice to neglected, silenced and unacknowledged stories. Author: Book Marks.Wide Sargasso Sea isn't just a prequel, but a significant re-writing of one of the classics of Victorian fiction.

Instead of a shrieking specter, we get a psychologically nuanced portrayal of Antoinette (Bertha) Mason, a young white Creole girl coming of age in Jamaica while it was still a British colony.