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by Jean Rhys

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Wide Sargasso Sea begins in Jamaica after the Emancipation Act of 1833, under which Britain outlawed slavery in all its colonies. The first part of the novella is told from the point-of-view of Antoinette Cosway, a young white girl whose father, a hated former slaveholder, has died and left his wife and children in poverty. The family's estate, Coulibri, is quickly falling into ruin, and Antoinette's mother, Annette, is rapidly sinking into a deep depression. Since her mother frequently rejects her, Antoinette spends most of her time alone or with her black nurse, Christophine, one of the few servants who has not chosen to desert the struggling family.

One day, for the first time in a long time, visitors come to Coulibri. One of these men…

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Wide Saragossa Sea in Amelie's perspective?

She had a very little part in Wide Saragossa sea, though I would like to write a story about Amelie's perspective on Wide Saragossa Sea on mr. Rochester, Antoinette, herself (amelie) (more or less like Amelie as a main character)?

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