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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


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  • The Bell Jar available on October 11 2016 from Indigo for 19.5
  • The Bell Jar (Modern Classics) available on December 04 2015 from Amazon for 7.40
  • The Bell Jar available on July 19 2015 from ECampus for 11.19
  • ISBN bar code 9780060837020 ξ1 registered February 15 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780060837020 ξ2 registered March 28 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9780060837020 ξ3 registered July 10 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780060837020 ξ4 registered July 21 2013
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by Harper Perennial Modern Classics

  • # 978006083702
  • # 9780060837020N

  • Product weight is 0.48 lbs.
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.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

References
    ^ P. S.: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (2005, Paperback) (revised Jul 2018)
    ^ The Bell Jar Indigo. (revised Oct 2016)
    ^ (2005). The Bell Jar (Modern Classics), Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Amazon. (revised Dec 2015)
    ^ (2013). The Bell Jar ECampus. (revised Jul 2015)

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   I personally find Sylvia Plath's journals her most interesting work, but this comes in at a close second. This book will challenge just about anyone who reads it, whether you're depressed or not. If you've never been depressed in the way Esther is, you're going to ask yourself why she torments herself for no reason and perhaps feel that the storyline is implausible. the deeper you go into the book, the less sympathy you'll feel for her. If you HAVE been as depresse..
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I read this book immediately following "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen. This was an interesting coincidence because both these novels are (nearly) autobiolgraphical accounts of mental traumas these women suffered in their early 20's. In fact, both women had resided in the same mental hospital during their recuperation. I finished "Girl, Interrupted" a bit confused on how I had ever rationalized spending my time reading such a book in the firs..
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