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Wide Sargasso Sea (1967)

by Jean Rhys (1894 - 1979)

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wijmlet September 1st, 2009 03:45 PM PST

The best of her works. Others tend to be murky and depressing.

editor September 8th, 2009 08:14 AM PST

I agree Sargasso is the most enthralling of her works, a sustained act of imagination in a way that the others are not. As for the others, though--depressing, yes. Murky, no. I whipped spellbound through "After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie," "Sleep It Off, Lady" and "Good Morning Midnight." Admittedly, this happened during one of the darker periods of my life, but how grateful I was then for her company.