The Bell Jar: A Novel (Perennial Classics) (Paperback)

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A beautiful, heart-breaking, inspirational tale of humanity that inspired our store's name. The power of Plath's writing left an indelible mark on the landscape of American literature. 

— David

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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.

About the Author


Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, Ariel, and Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize. A complete and uncut facsimile edition of Ariel was published in 2004 with her original selection and arrangement of poems. She was married to the poet Ted Hughes, with whom she had a daughter, Frieda, and a son, Nicholas. She died in London in 1963.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780060930189
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2000
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Perennial Classics

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