Andrea E Steuer E Steuer من عند Paidi Palle, Andhra Pradesh, الهند
حصلت فقط من خلال مائة صفحة من الكتاب ثم توقفت عن قراءته. القصص لم تمسك بي ، وأعتقد أنه لم يكن هناك توتر. أعتقد أنني لست مجرد شخص غيبوبة.
It took me years to find a copy being sold here, and I was so happy when I was finally able to finish it. Jean Rhys wrote Wide Sargasso Sea as a back story to the mad woman in the attic in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Set miles away from foggy England, in the hot, wild West Indies at a time when white people are slowly loosing their hold on the locals, the story follows Antoinette, then a young girl. With her father dead, and a mulato mother whom the servants think insane, Antoinette tries to cope with the locals who despise her and her family of "white cockroaches". The story is narrated through Antoinette's point of view at first, following their unstable existence in their old rambling mansion, to her entrance in school. After which, the narrator shifts to Rochester, who is forced to marry the wild and mysterious Antoinette to please his family. Rhys' worlds have a maddening, rhythmic quality about them. Everything seems so fresh and lush that I could almost smell the damp earth and hear voodoo chants as I read it. It's definitely one of the lesser known classics that should be read. A movie-version of the book was also made. I haven't seen it, though.