First U.S. edition, stated; no number line on page 296. Plath's only novel, first published under a pseudonym (Victoria Lucas) in 1963 by Heinemann, and in the U.S. not until 1971, eight years after her suicide. Biographical note by Lois Ames; pen-and-ink drawings by Plath. Halfbound in purple and white paper-covered boards with the H&R 1817 colophon at the bottom corner of the front board and a purple cloth, white- and silver-lettered spine; top page edges tinted light purple, here somewhat faded and spotted. Book is unmarked; spine slant; some edgewear to corners and bottom board edges; spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $6.95 at top of front flap; 0471 at bottom of front flap); edgewear at spine ends and corners; a quarter-inch closed tear at bottom of spine; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel of a woman falling into the grips of insanity, now available in an Olive Edition—a lower-priced small format edition with a hip and beautiful package design. A haunting American classic, The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time.
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.
Title: The Bell Jar
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Harper & Row. Book Condition: Acceptable. Heavy wear. Light interior markings. Bookseller Inventory # BOOK-0328-01045
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4th printing. A clean and unmarked copy. Quarter cloth binding. 296pp. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with creases to flaps. New mylar cover. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 054414
Book Description Harper & Row, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. $6.95 dustjacket price ; 8.30 X 5.60 X 1 inches; 296 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 125507
Book Description HARPER & ROW, NY, 1971. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. 6TH. small closed tear to the unclipped dj, clean text. Bookseller Inventory # 001820
Book Description Harper & Row, 1971. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95655765
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1971. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Second printing. Very Good in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. No marks. Boards with moderate wear at corner tips. Jacket with a few short tears plus some creasing to spine. Original $6.95 price intact on front flap. Bookseller Inventory # 38321
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