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The bell jar

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st U.S. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Esther Greenwood, a talented college student, finds herself estranged from her family and resigned to a conventional lifestyle and descends into depression and mental illness.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plath, Sylvia.
Bell jar.
New York : Harper & Row [1971]
(OCoLC)590378594
Online version:
Plath, Sylvia.
Bell jar.
New York : Harper & Row [1971]
(OCoLC)630834293
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Plath
ISBN: 0060133562 9780060133566 9780060837020 0060837020 0899668151 9780899668154
OCLC Number: 137269
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sylvia Plath ; biographical note by Lois Ames ; drawings by Sylvia Plath.

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Esther Greenwood, a talented college student, finds herself estranged from her family and resigned to a conventional lifestyle and descends into depression and mental illness.

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From Normal to Insanity

by Howdy (WorldCat user published 2010-10-30) Very Good Permalink

The Bell Jar is a true Modern Classic.  The main character appears at first to be a NORMAL "Over Achiever" and then she just slides into INSANITY.  It leaves the reader to ponder the thought, "This could happen to anyone.  Could it happen to me?". 

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