Friday, April 20, 2012

The Friday 56 - Wide Sargasso Sea By Jean Rhys

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. The rules are simple:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you. (I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!)
*Post it.
*Add your post URL to the Link.
Today's Friday 56 comes from another of my favourite reads titled 'Wide Sargasso Sea' By Jean Rhys which was written as a prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre although it does also stand on it's own. Wide Sargasso Sea tells the story of Bertha Mason, who was Mr Rochester's first wife, the madwoman in the attic of Thornfield Hall. Jean Rhys uses such beautiful, sensory descriptive language and this was one of the things I loved most about Wide Sargasso Sea. 

"Christophine cried bitterly but I could not. I prayed, but the words fell to the ground meaning nothing." (p. 55/56)


  1. A very emotional scene but two different reactions to the event. A funeral perhaps?

  2. I have wanted to read this book so desperately, because I'm a Bronte fan. Great 56, I'm a new follower!!! Hop on over if you have the time:
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. This sounds like a good read! Have a great weekend!


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