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The Resource The bell jar, Sylvia Plath

The bell jar, Sylvia Plath

Label
The bell jar
Title
The bell jar
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Plath
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'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 depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously
Summary
Presents the American poet's semi-autobiographical account of Esther Greenwood, a talented writer who struggles for intimacy and meaning in her artist life
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Biographical or historical data
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963); Ariel was published posthumously in 1965. Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
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050186
Cataloging source
VMOU
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1932-1963
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Plath, Sylvia
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1931-
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  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Ames, Lois
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True
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  • Writers
  • Fashion
  • Depression in women
  • Authors
  • Suicide
Target audience
adult
Label
The bell jar, Sylvia Plath
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"50th anniversary edition" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050525735
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
234 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571268863
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827950425
Label
The bell jar, Sylvia Plath
Publication
Copyright
Note
"50th anniversary edition" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050525735
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
234 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571268863
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827950425

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