The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath
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A student from Boston wins a guest editorship on a national magazine, and finds a new world at her feet. Her New York life is crowded with possibilities, so the choice of future is overwhelming. She is faced with the perennial problems of morality, behaviour and identity.

'This terse account of an American girl's breakdown and treatment gains its considerable power from an objectivity that is extraordinary considering the nature of the material. Sylvia Plath's attention had the quality of ruthlessness and.imagery and rhetoric is disciplined by an unwinking intelligence.' Stephen Wall in the Observer

Author bio:

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) 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.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9780571081783
Edition No: 2
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction

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