Wide Sargasso Sea is an origin story for Jane Eyre’s madwoman in the attic. Mrs Rochester’s history as told here is one of blame, black magic and betrayal.
Readers who come to du Maurier’s short story collection ‘Don’t Look Now’ may be disappointed – not because the writing is bad, but because it’s too good.
Du Maurier’s short story puts the ghost in the machine. Don’t look now …
Sasha is, to borrow half a title, ‘down and out in Paris’. Not a cheery read by any stretch of the imagination, Good Morning, Midnight is the story of a woman who just doesn’t fit.
Long read: Feminism or fascism – which wins out in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale?
Spark subverts the romantic adventure, in which boy must pursue girl and win her round through persistence.