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Advantages: Just a wonderful, fantastic little book
Disadvantages: Absolutly none

... 'Wide Sargasso Sea' By Jean Rhys (With thanks to Charlotte Bronte) I realised that in several recent book reviews about sequels to classic books, I had mentioned this book, 'The Wide Sargasso Sea'. This is actually a prequel rather ...

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Review of Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys

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This prequel to 'Jane Eyre' is not the easiest of reads

Advantages: Interesting story
Disadvantages: Different viewpoints make it rather disjointed

Jean Rhys (1890-1979) was a Creole, born in the West Indies to a Welsh father and a white West Indian mother, although she spent most of her life in England. After publishing three novels between 1920 and 1940, she was presumed to have died soon afterwar ...

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Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - a student's perspective

Advantages: Illumination text to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
Disadvantages: Reader needs patience

...Knowing that I was going to study Wide Sargasso Sea as an illumination text to Jane Eyre for an AS level English literature course, I was cautious in my approach to the novel. The process of reading Jane Eyre was tedious and thoroughly unenjoyable, and ...

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farts and gags

Advantages: humour
Disadvantages: obscurity

Actually written first but second in Rabelais’s series. It is a burlesque extension of the Chronicles which made the character famous. Rabelais takes the characters and adds his own humanist flourish. The book is saturated with learning but above all else ...

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Review of Pantagruel - Francois Rabelais

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more farting and funnines

Advantages: gags
Disadvantages: obscurity

Written second in the series although chronologically this book takes up the first movements in the epic tales of Rabelais. The giants flounder around France urinating on Paris, eating humans, waging war on cake-makers, giving birth out of their ears and ...

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Review of Gargantua - Francois Rabelais

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