Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Wide Sargasso Sea
ISBN: 0140818030
EAN13: 9780140818031
Language: English
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 0.55" H x 7.72" L x 5.12" W
Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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I first read Good Morning Midnight after hearing how Rhys could pen her way into the reader and lodge there like a ghost, but that book left me disappointed. I've liked Jane Eyre and I was bowled over by this book, so I went back to try again. If you want to be haunted by what you read, you have to stop reading and the characters, imagery and overall feeling of the work follow you around for days afterward. I'm looking for Jean Rhys. Short, but tremendous acting.
   Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys is a free NetGalley ...
NetGalley has a free excerpt of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, which I read while on vacation in Telluride, Colo. Once I was aware that this book was a prequel to Jane Eyre's story about the mad, passionate first wife of Mr Rochester, nothing would keep me from it - outside of a penny-priced copy of it being available on Amazon. After much diving, I found myself in the water again. It's a little disorienting to read between its narration and Antoinette's aggressive, dual-narrative prose, but it also reminds me of Alice Hoffman's A Marriage of Opposites headstrong heroine and her plight to know herself and who to trust in an almost anti-paradise.
   Could have been better
It's just that I wasn't really into it. I don't think that Melville's was that well-written a novel. I understand that the author was trying to do dialect switching, Mr. Dhaliwal said. I don't think that Melville did all that fantastic of a job writing the novel, Hachette said. I think the plot relies too heavily on Jane Eyre in some places and goes far away from it in others. I think it's important to look at the character of Bertha and how it would have been from her point of view, but I just don't personally think the author did a fantastic job of it.
   This book was recommended to me as a "classic
At first, I resisted because I did not want to change my understanding of Jane Eyre. I'm pleased I did read it, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Jane Austen's widow said the book enhances her understanding of Mr. Rochester. I still firmly believe that Reader is the best line in literature.
   Wide Sargasso Sea review
It was a total waste of time, and I was forced to read it for my college class. Simply go online and find the book's summary, the novel isn't too interesting.
I bought this book to read with my book club. It was great to hear the news, said Blair. It was a student edition so I could refer to line numbers.
   I love used books.
I just have to say, I love buying used books, Mr. Rule told the judge. The occasional underlining, the lightly used covers, makes me feel like I've already owned this book, Claudia said. The prices are moderate, but the quality is good. I am so excited to read this book and see the Jane Eyre story from the POV of Rochester's first crazy wife in the attic,' said Cara.
   Love It!
A great story. You feel the emotions of the characters as well as anger toward some of them. There is a mixture of emotions, he said. To think that this is a sort of prequel to Jane Eyre is just wrong. I want to read that one.
   Not for me
If it was up to me, I would not have gotten this book. The dialogue between Dr Pepper and Mr. Shelby is so weird and hard to keep up with. If you're into depressing stories this one is for you.
   A must read
I've read all the great Alfred Hitchcock movies, but "The Fifth Estate" stands in a class by itself. It feels like a book ahead of its time, considering how it challenges paternalistic structures and shifts modern perspectives on a classic work of fiction. Bronte certainly pushed the envelope in creating a heroine who bucked traditional feminine ideals, but Rhys takes it one step further. No longer the beastly villain. Rather, Rhys humanizes her and fleshes out her backstory, and we as readers come to appreciate the complex powers at play in Antoinette's life-colonialism, racism, sexism, spirituality, and so on. It's a great story told over and over again.