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Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9780393352566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life.

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9780141185422
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of the first Mrs Rochester, the mad wife in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.

Jean Rhys

Jean Rhys
Wide Sargasso Sea

by Carl Plasa

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2003-08-16
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9781840462685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this Reader's Guide, Carl Plasa provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of the most stimulating critical responses to Wide Sargasso Sea. The opening chapter outlines initial reactions to the novel from English and Caribbean critics, charting the differences between them. Chapter Two explores Wide Sargasso Sea 's dialogue with Jane Eyre and the theoretical questions it has raised. Succeeding chapters examine how critics have assessed the racial politics of Rhys's text, discuss the novel's African Caribbean cultural legacy, and explore how critics read the work both in terms of its moment of production and the early Victorian period in which it is set.

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Antoinette Cosway is a Creole heiress living in Jamaica, who meets and marries a young Englishman, Mr Rochester. Taken from the vibrant, sensual Caribbean landscape to England, Antoinette finds herself the centre of disturbing rumours which gradually posion her husband's mind against her.

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (Book Analysis)

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

by Bright Summaries

  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release : 2018-12-13
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 2808012268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Wide Sargasso Sea with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, which was inspired by Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and tells the story of the most frequently overlooked character in that novel: Bertha Mason, the infamous “madwoman in the attic”. Rhys’s novel takes the reader back to Bertha’s childhood in the Caribbean, when she was known by the name Antoinette Cosway, and explores how her status as an outcast, her unhappy marriage and the pernicious influence of rumour and slander eventually transform her from a quiet child into the deranged character from Brontë’s novel. Wide Sargasso Sea was the last novel published by Jean Rhys prior to her death in 1979, and is generally considered her masterpiece. It was also partially influenced by Rhys’s own childhood in the Caribbean. Find out everything you need to know about Wide Sargasso Sea in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50
A Book

by Elaine Savory,Erica L. Johnson

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-11-03
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 3030282236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book revisits Jean Rhys’s ground-breaking 1966 novel to explore its cultural and artistic influence in the areas of not only literature and literary criticism, but fashion design, visual art, and the theatre as well. Building on symposia that were held in London and New York in 2016 in honour of the novel’s half-century, this collection demonstrates just how timely Rhys’s insights into colonial history, sexual relations, and aesthetics continue to be. The chapters include an extensive interview with novelist Caryl Phillips, who in 2018 published a novel about Rhys’s life, an account of how Wide Sargasso Sea can be read through the lens of the #MeToo Movement, a clothing line inspired by the novel, and new critical directions. As both a celebration and scholarly evaluation, the collection shows how enduring Rhys’s novel is in its continuing literary influence and social commentary.

"Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys as a Postcolonial Response to "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte

'Wide Sargasso Sea' by Jean Rhys as a Postcolonial Response to 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte
A Book

by Malgorzata Swietlik

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2011-05
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 3640896203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,00, University of Koblenz-Landau (Anglistik), course: Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures, language: English, abstract: Wide Sargasso Sea is one of the best-known literary postcolonial replies to the writing of Charlotte Bronte and a brilliant deconstruction of what is known as the author's "worlding" in Jane Eyre. The novel written by Jean Rhys tells the story of Jane Eyre's protagonist, Edward Rochester. The plot takes place in West Indies where Rochester met his first wife, Bertha Antoinette Mason. Wide Sargasso Sea influences the common reading and understanding of the matrix novel, as it rewrites crucial parts of Jane Eyre. The heroine in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Antoinette Cosway, is created out of demonic and bestialic Bertha Mason from Jane Eyre. Rhys's great achievement in her re-writing of the Bronte's text is her creation of a double to the madwoman from Jane Eyre. The heroine of Wide Sargasso Sea, the beautiful Antoinette Cosway, heiress of the post-emancipation fortune is created out of the demonc and bestialic Bertha Mason. The author transforms the first Mrs Rochester into an individual figure whose madness is caused by imperialistic and patriarchal oppression The vision of Bertha/Antoinette as an insane offspring from a family plagued by madness is no longer plausible to the reader. In this essay I would like to focus the factors which led to the madness of the protagonist. Although Bertha Mason and Jane Eyre seem to be enemies and contradictory characters in the Victorian novel, many critics find several similarities between the two heroines, their life and finally between Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea. Seeing Jane Eyre and Antoinette Cosway as sisters and doubles is very popular with some critics who dealt with the works of Charlotte Bronte and Jean Rhys. Nevertheless, I would like to focus in this essay on Gayatri Chakravort

Rochester and Bertha in "Jane Eyre" and "Wide Sargasso Sea": An Impossible Match

Rochester and Bertha in 'Jane Eyre' and 'Wide Sargasso Sea': An Impossible Match
A Book

by Laura Deneke

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2007-11
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 3638670546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, course: The Victorian Afterlife, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Bertha Mason in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is a character without history or personality. She is depicted as a mere beast, bent on destroying her husband. The reader knows -and dreads- her from both Jane's and Rochester's perspective. Rochester claims that Bertha's lunacy was the sole trigger for the disaster that followed, but the narration reveals hints that suggest other factors may have contributed to the destruction of their marriage. Jean Rhys proposed a past for Bertha and her husband. Her novel Wide Sargasso Sea creates a life for Bertha, on the background of which her madness is neither surprising nor inevitable. Whereas there is no doubt that she does become insane at the end of Rhys's novel, the reason for this is not her evil nature but a destructive relationship along with her transportation away from everything she ever knew into the cold of England. Wide Sargasso Sea is more than a prequel to a famous Victorian novel. It speaks out not only for Bertha but for all the other West Indian women who found themselves in similar situations.

The Wide Sargasso Sea

The Wide Sargasso Sea
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The portrayal of Antoinette in "Wide Sargasso Sea" and Bertha Mason in "Jane Eyre" as a Liminal Persona

The portrayal of Antoinette in 'Wide Sargasso Sea' and Bertha Mason in 'Jane Eyre' as a Liminal Persona
A Book

by Inbisat Shuja

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN : 3668452695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essay from the year 2017 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A, , course: Caribbean Literature, language: English, abstract: This paper analyses the liminal existence of Antoinette in Jean Rhys’ "Wide Sargasso Sea" and Bertha Mason in Charlotte Bronte’s "Jane Eyre". The paper analyses the condition of the characters, especially the creole heiress in both of these novels, under the light of Victor Turner’s theory of Liminality. In doing so, it aims to highlight the importance of a sense of belonging and a foothold in shaping a person’s identity and sanity.

Representations of Masculinity in Things Fall Apart and Wide Sargasso Sea

Representations of Masculinity in Things Fall Apart and Wide Sargasso Sea
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by Jenny Roch

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2006-01-17
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN : 3638456692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A5 (=18/22), University of Glasgow (Department of English Literature), course: Postcolonial Studies - Module T4 - University of Glasgow, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: From the very first pages of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo is characterised as a hard-working, courageous, aggressive man. ‘He [has] a slight stammer and whenever he [is] angry and [can] not get his words out quickly enough, he [will] use his fists.’ He has over time become ‘well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rest[s] on solid personal achievements.’ Not only is he known for his qualities as a wrestler, he has also ‘taken two titles and [has] shown incredible prowess in two intertribal wars.’ Moreover, he has become a wealthy farmer, who has just married his third wife. As for his appearance, ‘he is tall and huge, and his bushy eyebrows and wide nose [give] him a very severe look.’ In other words, not only does he look manly with his tall, muscular built, it seems like he lives the values that are perceived as manly by Ibo society. ‘Military virtues such as aggression, strength, courage and endurance have repeatedly been defined as the natural and inherent qualities of manhood.’ And his eminence as a warrior is exactly one of the ways in which Okonkwo asserts his manhood. Throughout the novel, readers are reminded of his bravery. It is him who finally throws Amalinze the Cat, a wrestler unbeaten for seven years. He is also the first one to bring home a human head won in a fight in an inter-tribal war. Furthermore, he is, at the end of the novel, not afraid to take on ‘the white man’ singularly, if the clan fails to go to battle with him. Bravery for him is a quality so undeniably and inextricably linked to masculinity and the condition of manhood t hat ‘he mourn[s] for the warlike men of Umuofia, who ha[ve] so unaccountably become soft like women’ during the time of his exile. It becomes clear in this quotation that Okonkwo affirms his manhood, not only by exercising activities which in his eyes are manly, but also by hierarchically placing himself above women. Ibo society, very much like Western society in pre-feminist times, organises its social practice through gendered binaries. Thus, courage, bravery, aggression, activity, are all deemed to be ‘masculine’ features, whereas, in direct opposition, weakness, gentleness, passivity, and submissiveness are regarded as ‘feminine’ attributes.

On the Question of Identity in the Novel "Wide Sargasso Sea" of Jean Rhys

On the Question of Identity in the Novel 'Wide Sargasso Sea' of Jean Rhys
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by Julia Straub

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN : 3668930511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Comparative Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Constance, course: British and American Studies, language: English, abstract: This work focuses on the question of identity in the novel "Wide Sargasso Sea". Antoinette, the female protagonist of Jean Rhys’ novel "Wide Sargasso Sea", is struggling with those questions of her identity all her life. As a Creole girl, who lives in Jamaica during post-colonialism, she finds herself caught between two identities not knowing where she belongs. On the one hand, there is the black community which she knows and grows up with, on the other hand the white community which her mother tries to be a part of and forces Antoinette to fit into as well. This life between two contrasting cultures forces Antoinette into a situation of confusion and doubt which makes her question not only where she belongs but if she belongs at all. It drives her into a crisis which she is not able to escape. Jean Rhys published her novel in 1966. "Wide Sargasso Sea" tells the story of Antoinette Cosway who is also, known under the name of Bertha, a character of Charlotte Brontë's novel "Jane Eyre". In "Wide Sargasso Sea" Rhys is giving Bertha/ Antoinette a story and a reason why she became mad in the first place. The story starts in her childhood and moves on to the marriage to Mr. Rochester. The last part is set when she is already imprisoned by her husband and is setting the house on fire which accords with the story told in "Jane Eyre". For the background of the novel it is important to know that Rhys herself grew up in a situation like Antoinette’s. She as well had troubles with identifying herself when she grew up. So Rhys shares part of Antoinette’s history which is probably why she was that interested in telling her story which is completely uncared-for by Brontë.

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release : 1992-08-17
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 9780613175975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fortieth anniversary reissue of the best-selling "tour de force" (Walter Allen, New York Times Book Review).

Flight, Entrapment, and Madness in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea

Flight, Entrapment, and Madness in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea
A Book

by Charles Sarvan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wide Sargasso sea

Wide Sargasso sea
Jean Rhys. Introduction by Francis Wyndham

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea as a Hypertext of Bronte's Jane Eyre

Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea as a Hypertext of Bronte's Jane Eyre
A Post-modern Perspective

by Nazila Herischian

  • Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9783845405896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hypertextuality provides a comprehensive system of analyzing any relationship between literary texts. It is a generic architext which encompasses certain genres such as pastiche, parody, and travesty. The main concern of this book is parody. It aims to show how a twentieth-century literary work like Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea can be related to and a parody of Charlotte Bronte's nineteenth-century novel Jane Eyre. The book considers the generic study of both novels focusing on the concept of bildungsroman and analysis of the dream texts, and also character analysis of Rochester. Concequently, the research shows how some elements in Jane Eyre are developed into parodic elements in Wide Sargasso Sea.This book sheds more light on the post-modern concept of Hypertextuality to help the reader comprehend it better.

Jean Rhys

Jean Rhys
A Book

by Helen Carr

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-08-01
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 1786942356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Neglected and forgotten for many years, the arresting, elliptical novels written by Dominican-born Jean Rhys are now widely acclaimed. Her last and most famous novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, her retelling of Jane Eyre, is a central text for the imaginative re-examination of gender and colonial power relations. Helen Carr's account draws on both recent feminism and postcolonial theory, and places Rhys's work in relation to modernist and postmodernist writing. First published in 1996, Helen Carr's revised edition takes full cognizance of the wide critical attention paid to Rhys since that date.

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
A Book

by Jean Rhys

  • Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780140274219
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is Jean Rhys' powerful and compassionate story of the first Mrs Rochester, haunted by her brother's death and the madness of her mother, she is trapped in a marriage with a man who wants to take her away from Jamaica to England.

Three Types of Feminist Criticism and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea

Three Types of Feminist Criticism and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea
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by Maria Olaussen

  • Publisher : Institute of Women's Studies
  • Release : 1992-01-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9789516499256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea

A Study Guide for Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea
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by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2015-09-24
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 1410336727
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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