The Bell Jar

April 19, 2001|
The Bell Jar by SYLVIA PLATH
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The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's only novel. Renowned for its intensity and outstandingly vivid prose, it broke existing boundaries between fiction and reality and helped to make Plath an enduring feminist icon. It was published under a pseudonym a few weeks before the author's suicide. 'It is a fine novel, as bitter and remorseless as her last poems . . . The world in which the events of the novel take place is a world bounded by the Cold War on one side and the sexual war on the other . . . This novelis not political nor historical in any narrow sense, but in looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness it forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: What is reality and how can it be confronted? . . . Esther Greenwood's account of her year in the bell jar is as clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing.' New York Times Book Review
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963); Ariel was published post...
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Title:The Bell JarFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 7.9 X 4.9 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.9 X 4.9 X 0.61 inPublished:April 19, 2001Publisher:Faber & Faber IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0571081789

ISBN - 13:9780571081783

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