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The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

Paperback Published: 2nd June 2005
ISBN: 9780571226160
Number Of Pages: 240

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Working in New York one hot summer, Esther Greenwood is on the brink of her future. Yet she is also on the edge of a darkness that makes her world both increasingly unreal and more sharply felt. Plath describes Esther's experience with a searing clarity: the wide-eyed country girls; her sharp-as-nails friend Doreen and her crazed men-friends; hot dinner dances and nights in New York. But it is a vision coloured by breakdown, making this one of the most vivid, troubled novels about the struggle to grow up.

"'In looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness [this book] forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: what is reality and how can it be confronted?' New York Times Book Review"

ISBN: 9780571226160
ISBN-10: 0571226167
Audience: General
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 2nd June 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

Sylvia Plath


About the Author


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). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

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