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The bell jar : a novel

Author: Sylvia Plath; Lois Ames; Fran McCullough; Milan Bozic
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Olive editionView all editions and formats
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'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
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Plath; Lois Ames; Fran McCullough; Milan Bozic
ISBN: 9780061849909 0061849901
OCLC Number: 310399238
Notes: This edition contains P. S. : insights, interviews & more including a biographical note by Lois Ames ; Illustrations by Milan Bozic --T.p. verso.
Forweord by Frances McCullough written in 1996.
"Limited Edition" -- From back cover.
Description: xix, 284, 22 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: Sylvia Plath ; foreword by Frances McCullough ; drawings by Sylvia Plath.

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'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.

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, the author 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.

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