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The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060837020 (0060837020)
ASIN: 60837020
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
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Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
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5.0 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath to complete my 2015 special reading challenge for a book written by someone under the age thirty when it was written. It is an intense novel and one that seems hellish upon review. I gave this book five stars. It has a sharp hook in the beginning. I could relate...
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it
5.0 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath to complete my 2015 special reading challenge for a book written by someone under the age thirty when it was written. It is an intense novel and one that seems hellish upon review. I gave this book five stars. It has a sharp hook in the beginning. I could relate...
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it
5.0 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath to complete my 2015 special reading challenge for a book written by someone under the age thirty when it was written. It is an intense novel and one that seems hellish upon review. I gave this book five stars. It has a sharp hook in the beginning. I could relate...
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Carmilla Reads rated it
5.0 Beautiful and poignant
Esther is a young woman, a high achiever, who is crippled by the number of choices she feels are available to her. She is unable to commit to any single branch of possibility for fear that in specialising she loses the chance to explore other avenues. She admits that given the choice to live in the ...
runner
runner rated it
4.0 Slipping into depression
The story of Ester Greenwood is the story of a young girl trying to find her place in life. She wins a scholarship to work at a fashion magazine in New York and strives to live the perfect life with perfect friends, perfect career aspirations, perfect looks, and a I want it all now mentality. But ru...
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