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The bell jar / Sylvia Plath ; foreword by Frances McCullough ; P.S. biographical note by Lois Ames ; drawings by Sylvia Plath.

Plath, Sylvia. (Author). Ames, Lois. (Added Author). McCullough, Frances Monson, 1939- (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 0060837020
  • ISBN: 9780060837020
  • Physical Description: 244, 16 p. : ill. . ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperPerrenial, 2005.

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General Note:
Includes a biographical information about the author by Lois Ames.
Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1963.
Summary, etc.:
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 experience 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.
Subject: Depression, Mental > Fiction.
Suicidal behavior > Fiction.
Genre: Autobiographical fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Union Free Public Library.


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