The sixth and final book in our Winter/Spring 2019 RETELLINGS book club is Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea. More information about the book club is available here. All you need to do to participate is read the book in advance and come on the night of the discussion. As always, book club titles are $1 off in advance of the discussion. And we kindly ask that you rsvp for the book club by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we have a sense of how many people will be coming.
About Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea, a masterpiece of modern fiction, was Jean Rhys’s return to the literary center stage. She had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters. With Wide Sargasso Sea, her last and best-selling novel, she ingeniously brings into light one of fiction’s most fascinating characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. This mesmerizing work introduces us to Antoinette Cosway, a sensual and protected young woman who is sold into marriage to the prideful Mr. Rochester. Rhys portrays Cosway amidst a society so driven by hatred, so skewed in its sexual relations, that it can literally drive a woman out of her mind.