The Bell Jar

Description

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. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is partially based on Plath's own life and descent into mental illness, and has become a modern classic. The Bell Jar has been celebrated for its darkly funny and razor sharp portrait of 1950s society and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

Details

Author(s)
Sylvia Plath
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
111 x 178 x 19mm | 204g
Publication date
05 Apr 1999
Publisher
FABER & FABER
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Export - Airside ed
ISBN10
0571200338
ISBN13
9780571200337
Bestsellers rank
24,824