Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

Backgrounds, Criticism

By Jean Rhys; Judith Raiskin (Editor)

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393960129, 270pp.

Publication Date: November 1998

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 includes a wealth of material on the novel's long evolution, it 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.

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.