Wide Sargasso Sea
Паперова книга | Код товару 322863
Автор
Джин Ріс
Видавництво
Penguin
Серія книг
Penguin Essentials
Мова
Англійська
Рік видання
2011
Кількість сторінок
152 с.
Формат
111x181x9 мм
Палітурка
М'яка

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One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World'

Jean Rhys's spell-binding novel Wide Sargasso Sea, inspired by Jane Eyre and winner the Royal Society of Literature Award is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range.

'There is no looking glass here and I don't know what I am like now... Now they have taken everything away. What am I doing in this place and who am I?'

If Antoinette Cosway, a spirited Creole heiress, could have foreseen the terrible future that awaited her, she would not have married the young Englishman. Initially drawn to her beauty and sensuality, he becomes increasingly frustrated by his inability to reach into her soul. He forces Antoinette to conform to his rigid Victorian ideals, unaware that in taking away her identity he is destroying a part of himself as well as pushing her towards madness.

Set against the lush backdrop of 1830s Jamaica, Jean Rhys's powerful, haunting masterpiece was inspired by her fascination with the first Mrs Rochester, the mad wife in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.

'Compelling, painful and exquisite' Guardian

'Brilliant. A tale of dislocation and dispossession, which Rhys writes with a kind of romantic cynicism, desperate and pungent' The Times

'Rhys turns a menacing cipher into a grieving, plausible young woman, and one whose story says whole worlds about global mixtures, about the misunderstandings between the colonized, the colonizers and the people who can't easily say which they are' Time

Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1890, the daughter of a Welsh doctor and a white Creole mother, and came to England when she was sixteen. Her first book, a collection of stories called The Left Bank, was published in 1927. This was followed by Quartet (originally Postures, 1928), After Leaving Mr Mackenzie (1930), Voyage in the Dark (1934) and Good Morning, Midnight (1939). None of these books was particularly successful and with the outbreak of war they went out of print. Jean Rhys dropped from sight until nearly twenty years later she was discovered living reclusively in Cornwall. During those years she had accumulated the stories collected in Tigers are Better-Looking. In 1966 she made a sensational reappearance with Wide Sargasso Sea, which won the Royal Society of Literature Award and the W. H. Smith Award. Her final collection of stories, Sleep It Off Lady, appeared in 1976 and Smile Please, her unfinished autobiography, was published posthumously in 1979. Jean Rhys died in 1979.

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Автор
Джин Ріс
Видавництво
Penguin
Серія книг
Penguin Essentials
Мова
Англійська
Рік видання
2011
Кількість сторінок
152 с.
Формат
111x181x9 мм
Палітурка
М'яка
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Характеристики Wide Sargasso Sea
Автор
Джин Ріс
Видавництво
Penguin
Серія книг
Penguin Essentials
Мова
Англійська
Рік видання
2011
Кількість сторінок
152 с.
Формат
111x181x9 мм
Палітурка
М'яка
ISBN
9780241951552
Вага
92 гр.
Тип
Паперова
Література країн світу
Література Англії, Австралії та Нової Зеландії
Література за періодами
Література XX ст.