The Bell Jar
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The Bell Jar

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A stunning new cover for Sylvia Plath's groundbreaking semi-autobiographical novel.

'A near-perfect work of art.' Joyce Carol Oates

'A modern classic.' Guardian

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 194g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main - Re-issue
  • 0571081789
  • 9780571081783
  • 6,935

About Sylvia Plath

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); Ariel was published posthumously in 1965. 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.
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