Wide Sargasso Sea

by Jean Rhys | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140274219 Global Overview for this book
Registered by sudokugirl of Sarajevo, Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina on 6/23/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by sudokugirl from Sarajevo, Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday, June 23, 2009
"Jean Rhys's late, literary 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 disturbing rumours begin to circulate, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness."

Journal Entry 2 by PepeLePew at Sarajevo, Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Received this book from Sudokugirl.

Although it's a nice story on its own, it's impossible not to make comparisons with Jane Eyre and there it falls short. The heroine was not someone I could care much about, since I already knew what she was going to do and how she was to end up. Apart from that, the story is interesting and worth a read.

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