Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys, Francis Wyndham 1966 - Andre Deutsch, London - First Edition Wide Sargasso Sea is not just a great novel, it is many brilliant books in one. Multi-layered and complex, Jean Rhys's prelude to Jane Eyre vividly illustrates how accounts and understanding differ, and creates a sense of the characters' past being inescapable.

In this poignant evocation of the bitter romance between the white Creole heiress Antionette Cosway, of the Jamaican plantation-owning class, and the increasingly cold Englishman Mr Rochester, Rhys creates a relationship that is intense with the rage of desire and marked by deep tragedy’ – Laura Fish,
The Independent, 2008.
  Octavo (20.4 x 13.4 cm) pp. 190 [2]. In publisher’s red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket price-clipped.   Condition: Very good, fading along edges of boards, spotting to foredge, in very good price-clipped dust jacket, minor wear to spine ends, three 2-3mm closed tears to head of spine, light foxing to folds.   Ref: 109070   Price: HK$ 1,500