Wide Sargasso Sea (Rhys)

Wide Sargasso Sea
Jean Rhys, 1966
W.W. Norton & Co.

189 pp.
ISBN-13: 9780393308808

A sensual and protected young woman, Antoinette Cosway grows up in the lush, natural world of the Caribbean. She is sold into marriage to the coldhearted and prideful Rochester, who succumbs to his need for money and his lust.

Yet he will make her pay for her ancestors' sins of slaveholding, excessive drinking, and nihilistic despair by enslaving her as a prisoner in his black British home. (From the publisher.)

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