The final novel written by Jane Rhys. Wide Sargasso Sea is her most powerful and compelling work. Based on Charlotte Brante’s novel Jane Eyre, the author gives a different perspective on the role of the infamous mad wife in the attic. This is Antoinette,the daughter of a Martinique girl and Cosway, a depraved slave owner. The distinct vividness of Antoinette’s dreams foreshadow her fateful death in England. Rhys built her character of Antoinette around the framework of the three ominous dreams which Antoinette has. As Antoinette’s madness progresses her dreams become more clear as she confronts her fate. In this novel Rhys’ Antoinette creates a haunting new dimension to Brante’s Jane Eyre.