Wide Sargasso Sea

Backgrounds, Criticism

By Jean Rhys; Judith Raiskin (Editor)
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393960129, 270pp.)

Publication Date: November 1998

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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.
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