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The bell jar, Sylvia Plath

Label
The bell jar
Title
The bell jar
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Plath
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Esther Greenwood is at college and is fighting two battles, one against her own desire for perfection in all things - grades, boyfriend, looks, career - and the other against remorseless mental illness. As her depression deepens she finds herself encased in it, bell-jarred away from the rest of the world. This is the story of her journey back into reality. Highly readable, witty and disturbing, The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's only novel and was originally published under a pseudonym in 1963. What it has to say about what women expect of themselves, and what society expects of women, is as sharply relevant today as it has always been
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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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
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050186
Cataloging source
QUT
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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
Series statement
  • Faber paper covered editions
  • Faber paperbacks
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  • Depression, Mental
  • English fiction
  • Women college students
  • Depression, Mental
Target audience
adult
Label
The bell jar, Sylvia Plath
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published by Heinemann in 1963
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000002684431
Dimensions
20 cm. .
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780571081783
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)36740765
Label
The bell jar, Sylvia Plath
Publication
Note
First published by Heinemann in 1963
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000002684431
Dimensions
20 cm. .
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780571081783
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)36740765

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