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Episode 6

An urgent letter to Rochester casts doubt on his wife's character. Prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre read by Adam Godley.

Antoinette and Rochester's intense love affair on the beguiling Caribbean island of Dominica is threatened by rumour and betrayal...

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adam Godley.

Abridged by Margaret Busby.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.

19 days left to listen

15 minutes