The Bell Jar

A realistic and emotional look at a woman battling mental illness and societal pressures written by iconic American writer Sylvia Plath. “It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make ...

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

A realistic and emotional look at a woman who falls into the grips of insanity written by the iconic American writer Sylvia Plath “It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” — USA Today 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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The Bell Jar
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Sylvia Plath
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-11 - Publisher: HarperCollins

A realistic and emotional look at a woman who falls into the grips of insanity written by the iconic American writer Sylvia Plath “It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” — USA Today
The Bell Jar
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Sylvia Plath
Categories: Depression, Mental
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

The story, scarcely disguised autobiography, covers six months in a young girl's life, beginning when she goes to New York to serve on a fashion magazine's college-editorial board. It ends when she emerges from a mental hospital after a breakdown.
The Bell Jar, a Novel of the Fifties
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Linda Wagner-Martin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Twayne Publishers

"Though her life was brief, the American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath (1932-63) exerted a profound influence on contemporary writers, particularly women writers of the sixties and seventies. Just as to her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry Plath brought a decidedly feminist perspective, so too did she etch in her novel The
Bell Jar
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sylvia Plath
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-01 - Publisher: Turtleback Books

Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally succumbs to madness when the world around her begins to falter.
Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Harold Bloom
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-01 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the American author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

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