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The bell jar

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Esther Greenwood is at college and is fighting two battles, one against her own desire for perfection in all things - grades, boyfriend, looks, career - and the other against remorseless mental illness. As her depression deepens she finds herself encased in it, bell-jarred away from the rest of the world. This is the story of her journey back into reality. Highly readable, witty and disturbing, The Bell Jar is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Young adult works
Fictional autobiographies
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Plath
ISBN: 0571226167 9780571226160 0571081789 9780571081783
OCLC Number: 962060061
Notes: Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1963.
Description: 234 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Paperback -Esther Greenwood is at college and is fighting two battles, one against her own desire for perfection in all things --
grades, boyfriend, looks, career --
and the other against remorseless mental illness. As her depression deepens she finds herself encased in it, bell-jarred away from the rest of the world. This is the story of her journey back into reality. Highly readable, witty and disturbing, The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's only novel and was originally published under a pseudonym in 1963. What it has to say about what women expect of themselves, and what society expects of women, is as sharply relevant today as it has always been.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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