Wide Sargasso Sea

Author(s): Jean Rhys

Classic fiction

Antoinette Cosway is a Creole heiress living in Jamaica, who meets and marries a young Englishman, Mr Rochester. Taken from the vibrant, sensual Caribbean landscape to England, Antoinette finds herself the centre of disturbing rumours which gradually posion her husband's mind against her.

Student edition. Underlining, annotations in text


Product Information

Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1894. Coming to England aged 16, she drifted into various jobs before starting to write in Paris in the late 1920's. QUARTET was first published as 'Postures' in 1928. Her novels, often portraying women as underdogsout to exploit their sexualities, were ahead of their time and only modestly successful. From 1939 she lived reclusively, and was largely forgotten when she made a sensational comeback with 'Wide Sargasso Sea' in 1966. She died in 1979.

General Fields

  • : 9780140818031
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : April 2001
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean Rhys
  • : Paperback
  • : good
  • : 192