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The bell jar, Sylvia Plath ; foreword by Frances McCullough ; biographical note by Lois Ames ; drawings by Sylvia Plath

Label
The bell jar
Title
The bell jar
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Plath ; foreword by Frances McCullough ; biographical note by Lois Ames ; drawings by Sylvia Plath
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Bell Jar is a classic of American literature, with over two million copies sold in this country. This extraordinary work chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful - but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time. Step by careful step, Sylvia Plath 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 the boy she dated in college, and eventually, devastatingly, into the madness itself. The reader is drawn into her breakdown with such intensity that her 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 rare in any novel. It points to the fact that The Bell Jar is a largely autobiographical work about Plath's own summer of 1953, when she was a guest editor at Mademoiselle and went through a breakdown. It reveals so much about the sources of Sylvia Plath's own tragedy that its publication was considered a landmark in literature. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Frances McCullough, who was the Harper & Row editor for the original edition, about the untold story of The Bell Jar's first American publication
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
7.9
LC call number
PS3566.L27
LC item number
B4 1996b
Literary form
fiction
Label
The bell jar, Sylvia Plath ; foreword by Frances McCullough ; biographical note by Lois Ames ; drawings by Sylvia Plath
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
25th anniversary ed.
Extent
xviii, 296 p.
Isbn
9780060174903
Lccn
96211742
Other control number
9781435249035 (Paw Prints hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 270017
  • ocm35565044
  • 270017
  • 270017
  • 475928
Label
The bell jar, Sylvia Plath ; foreword by Frances McCullough ; biographical note by Lois Ames ; drawings by Sylvia Plath
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
25th anniversary ed.
Extent
xviii, 296 p.
Isbn
9780060174903
Lccn
96211742
Other control number
9781435249035 (Paw Prints hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 270017
  • ocm35565044
  • 270017
  • 270017
  • 475928

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