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Author Rhys, Jean, 1894-1979.

Title Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys ; edited [with an introduction and notes] by Angela Smith.

Imprint London : Penguin, 2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.912 R349w 2000    ---  Available
Description xxvi, 151 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin modern classics.
Summary A well-received work of fiction, it takes its theme from the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The book details the life of Antoinette Mason (known in Jane Eyre as Bertha), a West Indian who marries an unnamed man in Jamaica and returns with him to his home in England. Locked in a loveless marriage and settled in an inhospitable climate, Antoinette goes mad and is frequently violent. Her husband confines her to the attic of his house at Thornfield. Only he and Grace Poole, the attendant he has hired to care for her, know of Antoinette's existence. The reader gradually learns that Antoinette's unnamed husband is Mr. Rochester, later to become the beloved of Jane Eyre. Much of the action of the novel takes place in the West Indies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject British -- West Indies -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Creoles -- West Indies -- Fiction.
Jamaica -- Fiction.
West Indies -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Added Author Smith, Angela, 1941-
ISBN 0141182857
Standard No. UKM bA017249
NLGGC 190376287
NZ1 4744082

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