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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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Plath,Sylvia.1971 First American Edition, Harper & Row. THE BELL JAR. THE POETRY OF SYLVIA PLATH. States impression 71 72 73 10 9 8 7 6 on page 296. 296 pages. 5 ¾ X 8 3/8. Purple Boards, mauve topstain, purple end-papers. USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ GOOD ORIGINAL UNCLIPPED $6.95 BLACK DUST JACKET. States ISBN 06-013356-2 on the back dj panel. Summary: "The Bell Jar details the life of Esther Greenwood, a college student who dreams of becoming a poet. She is selected for a month-long summer internship as a guest editor of Ladies' Day magazine, but her time in New York City is unfulfilling as she struggles with issues of identity and societal norms."

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Plath,Sylvia.1971 First American Edition, Harper & Row. THE BELL JAR. THE POETRY OF SYLVIA PLATH. States impression 71 72 73 10 9 8 7 6 on page 296. 296 pages. 5 ¾ X 8 3/8. Purple Boards, mauve topstain, purple end-papers.

Synopsis

The Bell Jar is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Sylvia Plath, published in 1963. It tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a talented and ambitious young woman who struggles with mental illness and societal pressures in the 1950s. The Bell Jar is a powerful and poignant portrayal of mental health and the pressures faced by young women. Plath's use of language and imagery captures the complexities of Esther's inner world, making the novel a powerful exploration of the human condition. It’s Plath’s only novel, and the book is often regarded as a roman à clef due to its parallelism with the author’s own experiences and her struggle with mental illness. Plath committed suicide a month after The Bell Jar was first published.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
950PlathJar
Title
The Bell Jar
Author
Sylvia Plath
Format/Binding
6th Impression Thus
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971
Pages
296 pages
Size
5 3/4 X 8 3/8
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Sylvia Plath, Ester Greenwood, Poetry, Verse, Biographical fiction, New York City
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry; women's Studies; 20th Century Literature; Young Adult; Psychological Fiction;

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