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Jean Rhys (Dominica. 1894-1979)

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Listen to Jean Rhys external link Listen! in her old age, on a radio program on the topic "the mad woman in the attic" and (connected to) her novel Wide Sargasso Sea and the character Mrs Rochester created by Charlotte Bronte.
Excerpt from her novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) worddoc (3 pages) - with notes
A BBC TV adaptation of this novel here external link

More info on this novel from Literary Encyclopedia external link

A story from "Tigers Are Better-Looking": "The Day They Burned the Books" (1960s) worddoc (2 pages)

More about Jean Rhys on The Literary Encyclopedia external link website

Documentary: Jean Rhys: They Destroyed All the Roses external link

The Imperial Archive external link A site dedicated to the study of Literature, Imperialism, Postcolonialism. See also our webpage devoted to the UK.