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Plath, Sylvia. Very Good. Biographical Novel. US: Bantam. Paperback. Very Good. Book Description A vulnerable young girl wins a dream assignment on a big-time New York fash ion magazine and finds herself plunged into a nightmare. An autobiographica l account of Sylvia Pl ath's own mental breakdown and suicide attempt, The B ell Jar is more than a confessional novel, it is a comic but painful statem ent of what happens to a woman's aspirations in a society that refuses to t ake them seriously...a society that expects electroshock to cure the despa ir of a sensitive, questioning young artist whose search for identity becom es a terrifying d escent toward madness. Editorial Reviews Review Plath was an excellent poe t but is known to many for this largely autobiogr aphical novel. The Bell J ar tells the story of a gifted young woman's menta l breakdown beginning du ring a summer internship as a junior editor at a ma gazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicid e in 1963 and left beh ind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into i nsanity. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Library Journal This 25th-anniversar y edition of Plath's posthumous autobiographical novel includes a new fore word by the book's original editor, Frances McCullough; biographical notes; and eight previously unpublished drawings by Plath. Bra vo to HarperColli ns for putting all this together at a reasonable price. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. 224p pp.
Sylvia Plath (Drawings) Used-Acceptable. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 216 pp. Well bound copy with heavy and extensive wear and use, but still a perfectly acceptable reading copy with clean text. Slightly slanted and creased spine. Creased covers. Synopsis: The Bell Jar is a classic of American literature. Originally published under the pseudonym 'Victoria Lucas' in 1963, only a month before the author's suicide, Sylvia Plath's harrowing autobiographical novel traces a young woman's descent into an emotional breakdown. The brilliant and disturbing story of Esther Greenwood's journey from the glamorous world of magazine publishing in New York to the isolating world of the asylum has become one of the most famous books of the late twentieth century, and still has all its power to shock and move us.
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