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Wide Sargasso Sea 17 editions

Cover of: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

"THEY say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did."

About the Book

Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 postcolonial novel by Dominica-born British author Jean Rhys. It is both a prequel and response to Charlotte Brontë's noted novel Jane Eyre (1847), describing the background to the first marriage of Mr. Rochester.
It tells the story of Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress, from the time of her youth in Jamaica, to her unhappy marriage to a certain English gentleman—he is never named by the author. Caught in an oppressive patriarchal society in which she fully belongs neither to the Europeans nor the Jamaicans, Antoinette Cosway is Rhys' version of Brontë's devilish "madwoman in the attic."
As with many postcolonial works, the novel deals with the themes of ethnic inequality and the harshness of displacement and assimilation. It is also concerned with power relations between men and women.
(main source en.wikipedia)

Written over the course of twenty-one years and published in 1966, Wide Sargasso Sea, based on Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, takes place in Jamaica and Dominica in 1839-45. Textual notes illuminate the novel's historical background, regional references, and the non-translated Creole and French phrases necessary to fully understand this powerful story. Backgrounds include a wealth of material on the novel's long evolution, its connections to Jane Eyre, and Rhys's biographical impressions of growing up in Dominica. Criticism introduces readers to the critical debates inspired by the novel with a Derek Walcott poem and eleven essays. - Publisher.

17 editions First published in 1966

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1966, Deutsch
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1966, Popular Library
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1967, Norton
Wide Sargasso Sea.
in English
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1967, Norton
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1968, Penguin Books
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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June 25, 1970, Penguin Books Ltd
Wide Sargasso Sea
Paperback in English - New Impression edition
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June 25, 1970, Penguin Books Ltd
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1975, Penguin
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1982, W.W. Norton
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1982, W.W. Norton
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1982, Bruguera
Ancho mar de los Sargazos
in Spanish
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February 12, 1986, W W Norton & Co Ltd
Wide Sargasso Sea
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1992, Norton
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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August 19, 1992, W. W. Norton
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1994, Thorndike Press
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English
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1999, W.W. Norton
Wide Sargasso Sea
in English - 1st ed.

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