The Bell Jar

Written bySylvia Plath

Published in

About "The Bell Jar"

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.


Genres
  • Classics
  • Fiction
  • Feminism
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Mental Illness
  • Literature
  • Novels
  • Poetry
  • Adult
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ISBN?pages294publisherHarper Perennial Modern Classicsseriessettings
  • Bosto
  • assachusetts (United States)
  • New York Cit
  • ew York (United States)
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