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Title:Wide Sargasso Sea
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Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:0140274219
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Number of Pages:160
Category:Fiction, Classics, Literature

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Wide Sargasso Sea Born into an oppressive colonialist society Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty But soon after their marriage rumors of madness in her family poison his mind against her He forces Antoinette to conform to his rigid Victorian ideals

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em Wide Sargasso Sea em a masterpiece of modern fiction was Jean Rhys s return to the literary center stage She had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters With em Wide Sargasso Sea em her last and best selling novel she ingeniously brings into light one of fiction s most fascinating characters the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Bront s em Jane Eyre em This mesmerizing work introduces us to Antoinette Cosway a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into marriage to the prideful Mr Rochester Rhys portrays Cosway amidst a society so driven by hatred so skewed in its sexual relations that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind br br A new introduction by the award winning Edwidge Danticat author most recently of em Claire of the Sea Light em expresses the enduring importance of this work Drawing on her own Caribbean background she illuminates the setting s impact on Rhys and her astonishing work, Jean Rhys was one of the twentieth century s foremost writers a literary artist who made exqusite use of the raw material of her own often turbulent life to create fiction of memorable resonance and poignancy Here for the first time in one volume are her complete stories, In s Paris where one cheap hotel room is very like another a young woman is teaching herself indifference She has escaped personal tragedy and has come to France to find courage and seek independence She tells herself to expect nothing especially not kindness least of all from men Tomorrow she resolves she will dye her hair blonde, i Tigers are Better Looking i incorporates selections from Jean Rhys s first book of stories i The Left Bank i published in and later stories written after In them she encompasses within a few pages both the gaiety and charm of youth and love and an awareness of all that threatens them br br Writing in i The New York Times i A Alvarez has called these stories extraordinary The early stories have added value in that they illuminate Jean Rhys s development as a writer Those written later when her art was mature are on the level of her novels and demonstrate that she is one of the most distinguished writers of our time the best living English novelist again to quote Alvarez br br The title of this collection comes from the opinion which many of Jean Rhys s characters share that respectable people are as alarming as tigers but tigers are better looking aren t they It also reflects the astringent humor in her work an explanation that however sad or even sordid her subject she is never depressing br br From the book jacket