The Bell Jar (Penguin/Faber audiobooks)

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9780140864090: The Bell Jar (Penguin/Faber audiobooks)

This is Sylvia Plath's 1963 novel, dealing with many of the issues that were important to the author herself, including the female role, American life and mental illness.

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Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly- written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into insanity.

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"'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"

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