Jean Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea (Paperback)

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By Jean Rhys, Carl Plasa (Editor)
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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.

About the Author

Jean Rhys (1890 1979) is the author of Good Morning, Midnight; Voyage in the Dark; After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie; Quartet; and The Collected Short Stories.

Carl Plasa is Lecturer in English, Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, University of Wales, Cardiff.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781840462685
ISBN-10: 184046268X
Publisher: Palgrave He, Print UK
Publication Date: August 16th, 2003
Pages: 194
Language: English
Series: Icon Readers' Guides