The Bell Jar (Paperback)
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The Bell Jar (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 02/06/2005
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into serious depression as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take her aspirations seriously. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is partially based on Plath's own life and descent into mental illness, and has become a modern classic.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571226160
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 14 mm
Edition: Main


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"'In looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness [this book] forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: what is reality and how can it be confronted?' New York Times Book Review"

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“Love it”

Love this book! Superbly written. Draws you in from the first page. Great insight into depression and mental illness. If you've ever been a young woman, you can really relate to many of the themes covered, and... More

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“An excellent read that I cannot recommend highly enough.”

Given the somewhat legendary status of this book, I have been putting off reading it for awhile but having read it I really wish I had read it sooner. It deserves its reputation wholly and completely and then some.... More

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“Absolutely amazing book”

Completely gripping from start to finish. one of my favourite books - this is a definite one to read.

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