by Jean Rhys

ISBN: 9780393352566
Publisher: Norton W W & Company Inc
Category: Fiction
Written as a prequel and critical response to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Rhys gives a voice to Eyre's 'mad woman in the attic.' The story - set in Rhys' native Dominica - chronicles the life of a woman, caught in an oppressive patriarchal society in which she never fully belongs. A unique piece of postcolonial fiction, Jean Rhys injects her own experience as a Creole woman into the beloved English classic.
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