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The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780571226160 (0571226167)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
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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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