Bocas Lit Fest

Wide Sargasso Sea

Country of Authorship: Dominica
Author: Jean Rhys
Genre: Fiction

Publisher: WW Norton (US) | Deutsch (UK)

Publication Year: 1966

Synopsis

Otherness, ostracism, colonial turmoil, race and the often incomprehensible layers of feminism – Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea imagines a trajectory to Bertha, the ‘mad’ wife of Mr. Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre on grounds that go directly to the West Indian heart.

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