Wide Sargasso Sea By Jean Rhys

Format: Paperback

Born into an oppressive colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage, disturbing rumors begin to circulate, poisoning her hasband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness.

I don’t think I would personally buy this book. I have it because my sister took English as an A-Level and it was one of the books that she had to read.

It is a good book when it comes to describing how people are treated differently and how some people act differently with others. It also shows how some people can accept others even if there is something different about them like the servants who are black and the lead, Antoinette, who is white but adores her old nurse, Christophine but Antoinette’s husband is extremely suspicious of her.

I felt sorry for Antoinette when her husband didn’t know what to believe and when all she wants is for someone to love her.

I found that I could easily pass up this book for another but when I was reading I was quite drawn in to their world.

I did like the book but it wouldn’t be a personal preference.

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