Wide Sargasso Sea Book
Score: 3.5
From 119 Ratings

Wide Sargasso Sea


  • Author : Jean Rhys
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: British
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 0393352560

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Wide Sargasso Sea Excerpt :

Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life.

Wide Sargasso Sea Book
Score: 3.5
From 138 Ratings

Wide Sargasso Sea


  • Author : Jean Rhys
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0393308804

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Wide Sargasso Sea Excerpt :

Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life

Wide Sargasso Sea Book
Score: 3.5
From 119 Ratings

Wide Sargasso Sea


  • Author : Jean Rhys
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: British
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 0393352560

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Wide Sargasso Sea Excerpt :

Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life.

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50 Book

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50


  • Author : Elaine Savory
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030282233

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Wide Sargasso Sea at 50 Excerpt :

This book revisits Jean Rhys’s ground-breaking 1966 novel to explore its cultural and artistic influence in the areas of not only literature and literary criticism, but fashion design, visual art, and the theatre as well. Building on symposia that were held in London and New York in 2016 in honour of the novel’s half-century, this collection demonstrates just how timely Rhys’s insights into colonial history, sexual relations, and aesthetics continue to be. The chapters include an extensive interview with novelist Caryl Phillips, who in 2018 published a novel about Rhys’s life, an account of how Wide Sargasso Sea can be read through the lens of the #MeToo Movement, a clothing line inspired by the novel, and new critical directions. As both a celebration and scholarly evaluation, the collection shows how enduring Rhys’s novel is in its continuing literary influence and social commentary.

Jane Eyre  Seasons Edition    Summer  Book

Jane Eyre Seasons Edition Summer


  • Author : Charlotte Bronte
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 0785234535

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Jane Eyre Seasons Edition Summer Excerpt :

A fine exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. No more than 10,000 copies will be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. It was quiet at the other end of the house; but I knew my way; and the light of the unclouded summer moon, entering here and there at passage windows, enabled me to find it without difficulty. Throughout the hardships of her childhood, Jane Eyre clings to a sense of self-worth, despite the maltreatment from those close to her. At the age of eighteen, sick of her narrow existence, Jane seeks work as a governess. The monotony of her new life at Thornfield Hall is derailed by the arrival of her peculiar and volatile employer, Mr. Rochester. A flagship of Victorian fiction, Jane Eyre intrigues readers through the vigorous courage of Jane's voice, a forceful depiction of childhood injustice, an unflinching examination of the restraints placed upon women, and a worthy exploration into the complexities of both faith and passion. Jane Eyre (Seasons Edition--Summer) is one of four titles available in June 2020. The summer season also will include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Persuasion, and The Wonderland Collection.

Morning in the Burned House Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Morning in the Burned House


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547525754

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Morning in the Burned House Excerpt :

These beautifully crafted poems - by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender, and intimate - make up Margaret Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering to date, " setting foot on the middle ground / between body and word." Some draw on history, some on myth, both classical and popular. Others, more personal, concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death, especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent. But they also inhabit a contemporary landscape haunted by images of the past. Generous, searing, compassionate, and disturbing, this poetry rises out of human experience to seek a level between luminous memory and the realities of the everyday, between the capacity to inflict and the strength to forgive.

The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys Book

The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys


  • Author : Elaine Savory
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-02
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521873666

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The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys Excerpt :

A student-friendly guide to the life, work, context and reception of the author of Wide Sargasso Sea.

Claire of the Sea Light Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Claire of the Sea Light


  • Author : Edwidge Danticat
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385349680

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Claire of the Sea Light Excerpt :

From the national bestselling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a “fiercely beautiful” novel (Los Angeles Times) that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—suddenly disappears. As the people of the Haitian seaside community of Ville Rose search for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed. In this stunning novel about intertwined lives, Edwidge Danticat crafts a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores the mysterious bonds we share—with the natural world and with one another.

Penguin Essentials Wide Sargasso Sea Book

Penguin Essentials Wide Sargasso Sea


  • Author : Jean Rhys
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-05-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241951552

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Penguin Essentials Wide Sargasso Sea Excerpt :

One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World' Jean Rhys's spell-binding novel Wide Sargasso Sea, inspired by Jane Eyre and winner the Royal Society of Literature Award is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'There is no looking glass here and I don't know what I am like now... Now they have taken everything away. What am I doing in this place and who am I?' If Antoinette Cosway, a spirited Creole heiress, could have foreseen the terrible future that awaited her, she would not have married the young Englishman. Initially drawn to her beauty and sensuality, he becomes increasingly frustrated by his inability to reach into her soul. He forces Antoinette to conform to his rigid Victorian ideals, unaware that in taking away her identity he is destroying a part of himself as well as pushing her towards madness. Set against the lush backdrop of 1830s Jamaica, Jean Rhys's powerful, haunting masterpiece was inspired by her fascination with the first Mrs Rochester, the mad wife in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. 'Compelling, painful and exquisite' Guardian 'Brilliant. A tale of dislocation and dispossession, which Rhys writes with a kind of romantic cynicism, desperate and pungent' The Times 'Rhys turns a menacing cipher into a grieving, plausible young woman, and one whose story says whole worlds about global mixtures, about the misunderstandings between the colonized, the colonizers and the people who can't easily say which they are' Time Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1890, the daughter of a Welsh doctor and a white Creole mother, and came to England when she was sixteen. Her first book, a collection of stories called The Left Bank, was published in 1927. This was followed by Quartet (originally Postures, 1928), After Leaving Mr Mackenzie (1930), Voyage in the Dark (1934) and Good Morning, Midnight (1939). None of these books was particularly successful and with the outbreak of war they went out of print. Jean Rhys dropped from sight unt

Reading the Novel in English 1950   2000 Book

Reading the Novel in English 1950 2000


  • Author : Brian W. Shaffer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-02-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405148801

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Reading the Novel in English 1950 2000 Excerpt :

Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US). Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal texts. Maps out the most important contexts and concepts for understanding this fiction. Features readings of ten influential English-language novels including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

Dinosaurs on Other Planets Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Dinosaurs on Other Planets


  • Author : Danielle McLaughlin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Short stories
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812998429

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Dinosaurs on Other Planets Excerpt :

"In a raw seacoast cabin, a young woman watches her boyfriend go out with his brother, late one night, on a mysterious job she realizes she isn t supposed to know about. A man gets a call at work from his sister-in-law, saying that his wife and his daughter never made it to nursery school that day. A mother learns that her teenage daughter has told a teacher about problems in her parents marriage that were meant to be private problems the mother herself tries to ignore. McLaughlin conveys these characters so vividly that readers will feel they are experiencing real life. Often the stories turn on a single, fantastic moment of clarity after which nothing can be the same."--

 Wide Sargasso Sea  by Jean Rhys as a postcolonial response to  Jane Eyre  by Charlotte Bronte Book

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys as a postcolonial response to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


  • Author : Malgorzata Swietlik
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011-04-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640896264

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Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys as a postcolonial response to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,00, University of Koblenz-Landau (Anglistik), course: Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures, language: English, abstract: Wide Sargasso Sea is one of the best-known literary postcolonial replies to the writing of Charlotte Bronte and a brilliant deconstruction of what is known as the author's "worlding" in Jane Eyre. The novel written by Jean Rhys tells the story of Jane Eyre's protagonist, Edward Rochester. The plot takes place in West Indies where Rochester met his first wife, Bertha Antoinette Mason. Wide Sargasso Sea influences the common reading and understanding of the matrix novel, as it rewrites crucial parts of Jane Eyre. The heroine in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Antoinette Cosway, is created out of demonic and bestialic Bertha Mason from Jane Eyre. Rhys's great achievement in her re-writing of the Bronte's text is her creation of a double to the madwoman from Jane Eyre. The heroine of Wide Sargasso Sea, the beautiful Antoinette Cosway, heiress of the post-emancipation fortune is created out of the demonc and bestialic Bertha Mason. The author transforms the first Mrs Rochester into an individual figure whose madness is caused by imperialistic and patriarchal oppression The vision of Bertha/Antoinette as an insane offspring from a family plagued by madness is no longer plausible to the reader. In this essay I would like to focus the factors which led to the madness of the protagonist. Although Bertha Mason and Jane Eyre seem to be enemies and contradictory characters in the Victorian novel, many critics find several similarities between the two heroines, their life and finally between Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea. Seeing Jane Eyre and Antoinette Cosway as sisters and doubles is very popular with some critics who dealt with the works of Charlotte Bronte and Jean Rhys. Nevertheless, I would like to focus in this essay on Gayatri Chakravorty Sp

The Sense and Sensibility of Madness Book

The Sense and Sensibility of Madness


  • Author : Doreen Bauschke
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-11-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004382381

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The Sense and Sensibility of Madness Excerpt :

This volume explores the sense and sensibility of madness in literature and the arts. As madwomen and madmen venture into unchartered or prohibited terrain, they disrupt normalcy. Yet, they may also unleash the liberatory and transformative potential of unrestrained madness.

The Postcolonial Rewriting of Colonial Stories Book

The Postcolonial Rewriting of Colonial Stories


  • Author : Christina Münzner
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011-10
  • Genre: Postcolonialism in literature
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 9783656041269

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The Postcolonial Rewriting of Colonial Stories Excerpt :

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Leipzig (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, abstract: Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre was first published in 1847 in London, at a time when British Colonialism was growing increasingly important for both the provision of cheap labour and new markets abroad. The resulting wealth was crucial for Britain's economic rise and rendered possible the Industrial Revolution as well as an increased amount of political and military power over large parts of the world. Many critics have investigated Jane Eyre in feminist or marxist terms, the former because of Jane's astonishing female individuality for the time, and the latter because of the social mobility shown in the novel (Loomba 2005: 74). But since Charlotte Brontë lived during a time when the British Empire was at its peak, her writing was certainly influenced by a colonial belief system which is also present throughout Jane Eyre. [...] Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys picks up on that notion of the silenced mad woman locked in the attic of an old English manor. Although written in 1966, the novel is widely acknowledged as Jane Eyre's prequel and puts more emphasis on Antoinette's (as named by Rhys) life before she became the wife of a man who is never actually named but is usually identified as Edward Rochester and will be referred to as such in the course of this work. Since the plot of Wide Sargasso Sea starts in Jamaica a few years after the Emancipation Act of 1833, it is historically set in approximately the same time frame as Brontë's text but provides the reader with a much more conscious depiction of colonialist practices and thought. [...] The purpose of this thesis is to examine in which aspects Wide Sargasso Sea can be declared a rewriting of Jane Eyre and what features and characteristics allow the former to stand on its own as a novel. A selection of postcolonial th

Jean Rhys s Historical Imagination Book

Jean Rhys s Historical Imagination


  • Author : Veronica Marie Gregg
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469617350

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Jean Rhys s Historical Imagination Excerpt :

As the foremost white West Indian writer of this century and author of the widely acclaimed novel Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys (1890-1979) has attracted much critical attention, most often from the perspective of gender analysis. Veronica Gregg extends our critical appreciation of Rhys by analyzing the complex relationship between Rhys's identity and the structures of her fiction, and she reveals the ways in which this relationship is connected to the history of British colonization of the West Indies. Gregg focuses on Rhys as a writer--a Creole woman analyzing the question of identity through literary investigations of race, gender, and colonialism. Arguing that history itself can be a site where different narratives collide and compete, she explores Rhys's rewriting of the historical discourses of the West Indies and of European canonical texts, such as Rhys's treatment of Jane Eyre in Wide Sargasso Sea. Gregg's analysis also reveals the precision with which Rhys crafted her work and her preoccupation with writing as performance.