The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2018-07-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9788026896555

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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 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
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781443428590

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Esther Greenwood begins the summer with an internship at a popular women’s magazine, but her hopes for a career as a writer are dashed when she returns home to Massachusetts to discover she’s been rejected from a prestigious writing seminar. Listless and suffering from the onset of depression, Esther attempts suicide, and eventually finds herself in a variety of hospitals undergoing controversial electro-shock therapy. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-08-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062444479

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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 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 neurosis 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.

Depression in Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar

Depression in Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar
Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-01-12
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780737765007

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Because wherever I sat, on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok, I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. Readers who are familiar with Sylvia Plath's work may recognize this well-known quotation from her first and only novel, The Bell Jar, which tackles issues of depression, mental illness, and the search for individuality. This compelling volume examines Sylvia Plath's life and writings, with a specific look at key ideas related to The Bell Jar. A collection of twenty-three essays offers readers context and insight to discussions centering around the pervasive impact of illness, the novel as a search for personal identity, and the autobiographical nature of the work. The book also examines contemporary perspectives on depression, such as the sometimes deadly pressure of perfectionism on gifted teens, and the idea that depression and risk of suicide run in families.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
Author: Jerome David Salinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1988
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:748983447

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The 100 Best Novels

The 100 Best Novels
Author: Robert McCrum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-10-08
Genre: Best books
ISBN: 1903385423

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Everybody loves a list but this is a list of major ambition: namely, to select the best 100 novels in the English language, published from the late 17th century to the present day. This list has been built up week by week in The Observer since September 2013, and selected by writer and Observer editor Robert McCrum. With a short critique on each book, this is a real delight for literary lovers.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publsiher: Spark Publishing Group
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2002
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 1586634747

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Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781410335494

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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 research needs.

Ariel

Ariel
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2014-10-21
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781551997643

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A brilliant collection of poetry by Sylvia Plath, one of America’s most famous and significant female authors. It is characterized by deep, psychological introspection paired with ambiguous scenes and narratives. This edition restores Plath’s selection and order of poems, eschewing her husband’s revisions in favour of the author’s pure, unmodified vision. Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia
Author: Hanif Kureishi
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-01-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571249398

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Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award 'A wonderful novel. I doubt I will read a funnier one, or one with more heart, this year, possibly this decade.' Angela Carter, Guardian The hero of Hanif Kureishi's first novel is Karim, a dreamy teenager, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving - albeit with some rude and raucous results. 'One of the best comic novels of growing up, and one of the sharpest satires on race relations in this country that I've ever read.' Independent on Sunday 'Brilliantly funny. A fresh, anarchic and deliciously unrestrained novel.' Sunday Times 'A distinctive and talented voice, blithe, savvy, alive and kicking.' Hermione Lee, Independent

Sounds from the Bell Jar

Sounds from the Bell Jar
Author: Gordon Claridge,Ruth Pryor,Gwen Watkins
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-01-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1349105015

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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 the 20th century - who, as judged here by the latest diagnostic techniques, demonstrably suffered from a psychotic illness. For its material the book draws extensively on the subjects' own written words to illustrate the intimate connection that existed between the authors' creative expression and what they felt and perceived as psychotic persons.

Ariel

Ariel
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2010-06-17
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571259465

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The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Raychel Haugrud Reiff
Publsiher: Benchmark Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 076142962X

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"A biography of writer Sylvia Plath that describes her era, her major works--the novel The bell jar and her poetry--her life, and the legacy of her writing"--Provided by publisher.

Winter Trees

Winter Trees
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-10-03
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571342488

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The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath's life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery and dramatic play for which she became known. Published posthumously in 1971, this valuable collection finds its place alongside The Colossus and Ariel in the oeuvre of a singular talent. 'Nearly all the poems here have the familiar Plath daring, the same feel of bits of frightened, vibrant, indignant consciousness translated instantly into words and images that blend close, experienced horror and icy, sardonic control.' New Statesman 'A book that anyone seriously interested in poetry now must have . . . Sylvia Plath's immense gift is evident throughout.' Guardian

Sylvia Plath s Fiction

Sylvia Plath s Fiction
Author: Luke Ferretter
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780748689439

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The first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction covering The Bell Jar and all of her published and unpublished short stories drawing extensively on archival material.