The Bell Jar

January 3, 2013|
The Bell Jar by SYLVIA PLATH
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life.

When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther''s life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women''s aspirations seriously.

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath''s only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is partially based on Plath''s own life and descent into mental illness, and has become a modern classic.The Bell Jar has been celebrated for its darkly funny and razor sharp portrait of 1950s society and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

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);Arielwas published posthumous...
Title:The Bell Jar
Product dimensions:240 pages, 7.8 X 4.96 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.8 X 4.96 X 0.55 in
Published:January 3, 2013
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780571268863

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