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  • Published: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241281901
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $35.00

Wide Sargasso Sea




A gorgeous clothbound edition of Jean Rhys's great masterpiece of desire and madness in the Caribbean

Jean Rhys's late masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness.

  • Published: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241281901
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $35.00

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