August 31, 2009

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea: A Novel by Jean Rhys is a lovely tale all on its own though it also serves as a prequel to Bronte's Jane Eyre.

Rhys relays the story of the first Mrs. Rochester, poor Antoinette, married off by a step-brother to a cold-hearted man who gladly assumes ownership of her wealth and her heart, caring only for the former and breaking the latter before moving her away from her sunny Jamaica to dreary England. By the time she sets fire to the mansion, you'll be rooting for her; I was.



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