The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

bySylvia Plath

Paperback | August 31, 2005

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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Plath's best poetry was produced, tragically, as she pondered self-destruction---in her poems as well as her life---and she eventually committed suicide. She had an extraordinary impact on British as well as American poetry in the few years before her death, and affected many poets, particularly women, in the generation after. She is a...
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Title:The Bell JarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.02 × 5.3 × 0.7 inPublished:August 31, 2005Publisher:Harper PerennialLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060837020

ISBN - 13:9780060837020

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