Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Genre : British
Editor :
Release : 1977
ISBN-13 : 0393352560
Hardcover : 189 Pages


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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 by Jean Rhys

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Editor : Penguin Books
Release : 2016-10-06
ISBN-13 : 0241281903
Hardcover : 160 Pages


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A gorgeous clothbound edition of Jean Rhys's great masterpiece of desire and madness in the Caribbean, published for the novel's fiftieth anniversary. Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness, and her husband into the arms of another novel's heroine. This classic study of betrayal, a seminal work of postcolonial literature, is Jean Rhys's brief, beautiful masterpiece. This anniversary edition includes a new appendix featuring letters, photographs and manuscript pages from the novel's first publication in 1966. 'She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century' Michele Roberts, The Times

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Genre : Fiction
Editor : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1992
ISBN-13 : 0393308804
Hardcover : 189 Pages


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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

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Editor : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2011-05
ISBN-13 : 9783640896202
Hardcover : 20 Pages


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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 Chakravort

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN-13 : 9780061977701
Hardcover : 336 Pages


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Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed . . . and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the novel has grown with and adapted to changing societies and technologies, mixing tradition and innovation in every age throughout history. Thomas C. Foster—the sage and scholar who ingeniously led readers through the fascinating symbolic codes of great literature in his first book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor—now examines the grammar of the popular novel. Exploring how authors' choices about structure—point of view, narrative voice, first page, chapter construction, character emblems, and narrative (dis)continuity—create meaning and a special literary language, How to Read Novels Like a Professor shares the keys to this language with readers who want to get more insight, more understanding, and more pleasure from their reading.

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Genre : Foreign Language Study
Editor : Penguin UK
Release : 2001
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015077123803
Hardcover : 168 Pages


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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.

The First Mrs Rochester by Avice-Claire McGovern

Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1994
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1183922494
Hardcover : 116 Pages


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Genre : Fiction
Editor : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1992
ISBN-13 : 0393306259
Hardcover : 403 Pages


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Thirty-six short stories chronicle the author's fifty years of writing about lonely lives, private fears, and gripping obsessions

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Ryhs

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Editor : W. W. Norton
Release : 2007-09-01
ISBN-13 : 0077240855
Hardcover : 171 Pages


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Editor : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2012
ISBN-13 : 3845405899
Hardcover : 108 Pages


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Hypertextuality provides a comprehensive system of analyzing any relationship between literary texts. It is a generic architext which encompasses certain genres such as pastiche, parody, and travesty. The main concern of this book is parody. It aims to show how a twentieth-century literary work like Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea can be related to and a parody of Charlotte Bronte's nineteenth-century novel Jane Eyre. The book considers the generic study of both novels focusing on the concept of bildungsroman and analysis of the dream texts, and also character analysis of Rochester. Concequently, the research shows how some elements in Jane Eyre are developed into parodic elements in Wide Sargasso Sea.This book sheds more light on the post-modern concept of Hypertextuality to help the reader comprehend it better.