The Bell Jar
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Release Date : 29 July 2018
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 13 : 9788026896555
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Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Bell Jar" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, gains a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City, under editor Jay Cee; however, Esther is neither stimulated nor excited by either the big city or the glamorous culture and lifestyle that girls her age are expected to idolize and emulate. She instead finds her experience to be frightening and disorienting. From hereafter her mental state keeps deteriorating until she starts feeling helpless as if being kept inside a glass bell jar! The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is often regarded as a roman à clef because the protagonist's descent into mental illness parallels Plath's own experiences with what may have been clinical depression or bipolar II disorder. Plath died by suicide a month after its first UK publication. The novel was published under Plath's name for the first time in 1967 and was not published in the United States until 1971, in accordance with the wishes of both Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, and her mother.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : e-artnow
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Bell Jar" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, gains a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City, under editor Jay Cee; however, Esther is neither ...

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Fiction
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A realistic and emotional look at a woman battling mental illness and societal pressures written by iconic American writer Sylvia Plath. “It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” — USA Today The Bell ...

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Depression in Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar

Author : Dedria Bryfonski
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Poetry
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Genre : Poetry
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Publisher : Unknown
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Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your ...

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Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Poetry
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Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : Poetry
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Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Madness and creativity - are they related? Two literary scholars and a psychologist bring a unique blend of professional skills to bear on this question, first reviewing the contemporary scientific evidence and then examining in detail the lives and works of ten authors - dating from the Middle Ages to ...