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The Bell Jar

Plath, Sylvia

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ISBN 10: 0060133562 / ISBN 13: 9780060133566
Published by Harper & Row, 1971
Condition: Good Hardcover
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0060133562 Good in good dust jacket. both book and DJ G++ $6.95 on inside of flap article on Plath inserted in book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002969

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Title: The Bell Jar

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Synopsis:

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. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experiece as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

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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.

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