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The Bell Jar (Faber Paper Covered Editions)

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Author: Plath, SylviaBrand: Faber & FaberEdition: Main - Re-issueFeatures: Used Book in Good ConditionBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 240Release Date: 09-04-2001Details: Product Description 'A modern classic.' Guardian'A near-perfect work of art.' Joyce Carol OatesI was supposed to be having the time of my life . . . Working as an intern...

Author: Plath, Sylvia

Brand: Faber & Faber

Edition: Main - Re-issue

Features:

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 240

Release Date: 09-04-2001

Details: Product Description 'A modern classic.' Guardian'A near-perfect work of art.' Joyce Carol OatesI was supposed to be having the time of my life . . . Working as an intern for a New York fashion magazine in the summer of 1953, Esther Greenwood is on the brink of her future. Yet she is also on the edge of a darkness that makes her world increasingly unreal. Esther's vision of the world shimmers and shifts: day-to-day living in the sultry city, her crazed men-friends, the hot dinner dances . . . The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, is partially based on Plath's own life. It has been celebrated for its darkly funny and razor sharp portrait of 1950s society, and has sold millions of copies worldwide.ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD''As clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing.' New York Times Book ReviewReader responses:'Very readable, often darkly funny, and feels fresh.' 'Plath's masterpiece . . . It's amazing how relevant this book still is.' 'So enthralling . . . So thought provoking, so vivid, that it's thoroughly engrossing.' 'I just couldn't put it down.' 'Ever better than I expected.''Plath's underrated humour shines through this startling account of 1950s 'normality'.' Amazon Review 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. Book Description Sylvia Plath is a major cultural icon who continues to inspire new generations of female readers. The Bell Jar is one of the defining novels of the 20th century. About the Author Sylvia Plath (1932 -63) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English

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