Wide Sargasso Sea: A Novel

by Jean Rhys | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0393308804 Global Overview for this book
Registered by flewry of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 1/23/2011
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by flewry from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Sunday, January 23, 2011
I'm about 2/3 of the way through, and I think it's wonderful!

Journal Entry 2 by flewry at St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Finished last night, and I thought this was great. It was so different from what I was expecting. I first heard of this book many years ago, and brushed it off as the "Mrs. Darcy" type irritating fan fiction that springs up. It is so much more than that, and absolutely can stand alone as a great book on its own. One of the reviews on the back cover calls it a "triumph of atmosphere," I love that phrase and think it suits perfectly!

Journal Entry 3 by flewry at St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Saturday, April 30, 2011
Donating to the 1001-Library! Please note before requesting: this copy has underlining, highlighting, and notes in the pages. I did not personally find it excessive or distracting.

Edit: Just realized I broke my own rules and did not make proper release notes, but booklady selected this from my 1001-Library VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, May 01, 2011

Thanks so much for your donation flewry!

This book is now part of the 1001-library. If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the 1001-library bookshelf.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Thank you, flewry, for the book. I am excited that you think the book was great.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, February 20, 2012
This novel is the account of the life of Antoinette Cosway who becomes the fictional character of the madwoman in the attic in Charlotte Bonte's *Jane Eyre* told from the perspective of Antoinette. In this book Mr. Rochester seems to marry Antoinette for money or power. In *Jane Eyre* the madwoman is an unsympathetic character. Charlotte Bronte portrays Mr. Rochester as a man with a dark past who is not to blame for the burden with which he is saddled. In *Wide Sargass sea* he is seen from a different angle - as almost a villian.

Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorite novels. I've read it probably 5 or 6 times. I feel that Jean Rhys should have stayed true to Charlotte Bonte's interpretation. I know that often another author will make up their own tale as to why a character becomes mad or evil or makes certain decisions. It may be because I love *Jane Eyre* so much that I did not like this perspective on Mr. Rochester or his wife.

Journal Entry 7 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, February 24, 2012

This book is now back on the 1001 library bookshelf and can be borrowed by PMing booklady331:)

If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the library bookshelf.

Journal Entry 8 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (9/11/2012 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! RABCK and KTM to hawksgirl to enjoy. I am glad that the book has found a new reader.

Journal Entry 9 by hawksgirl at Washington, District of Columbia USA on Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Just received yesterday; adding to my TBR shelf.

Journal Entry 10 by hawksgirl at Washington, District of Columbia USA on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I really loved this book! I've never read Jane Eyre, and this book can most certainly stand on its own. It was very thought provoking. The views on insanity and women, expectations of marriage in that period, and acceptance of victimhood. Highly recommended!

Journal Entry 11 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, January 26, 2013

This book is now back on the 1001 library bookshelf and can be borrowed by PMing hawksgirl:)

If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the library bookshelf.

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