Wide Sargasso Sea

by Jean Rhys

4.4/5

Jean Rhys’s late, literary masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty.

“You can pretend for a long time, but one day it all falls away and you are alone. We are alone in the most beautiful place in the world...”

Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea