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Paperback. Pub Date :1999-01-01 Pages: 272 Language: English Publisher: Faber and Faber Crime The Bell Jar is a classic of American literature. with over two million copies sold in this country This extraordinary work chronicles the crackup of Esther. Greenwood:. brilliant. beautiful. enormously talented. successful - but slowly going under. and maybe for the last time Step by careful step. Sylvia Plath takes us with Esther through a painful month in New York as a contest-winning junior editor on a magazine. her increasingly strained relationships with her mother. and with the boy she dated in college. and eventually. devastatingly. into the madness itself. The reader is drawn into her breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes completely real and even rational. as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies.Such deep penetration into the dark a...
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Sylvia Plath (1932-63) 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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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Export - Airside ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # LIB9780571200337
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