The Bell Jar Book
Score: 4
From 170 Ratings

The Bell Jar

  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-07-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 10 : 9788026896555

The Bell Jar Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 171 Ratings

The Bell Jar

  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Depression, Mental
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1428151362

The Bell Jar Excerpt :

This extraordinary work--echoing Plath's own experiences as a rising writer/editor in the early 1950s--chronicles the nervous breakdown of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful, but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time.

Depression in Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar Book

Depression in Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar

  • Author : Dedria Bryfonski
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2012-01-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737758061

Depression in Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar Excerpt :

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.

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar Book

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar

  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410335494

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar Excerpt :

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.

The Catcher in the Rye Book

The Catcher in the Rye

  • Author : Jerome David Salinger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:248591227

The Catcher in the Rye Excerpt :

Sylvia Plath Book

Sylvia Plath

  • Author : Raychel Haugrud Reiff
  • Publisher : Benchmark Books
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 076142962X

Sylvia Plath Excerpt :

"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.

The Bell Jar Book

The Bell Jar

  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Spark Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 1586634747

The Bell Jar Excerpt :

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!

Collected Poems Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Collected Poems

  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-03-12
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571264179

Collected Poems Excerpt :

This comprehensive volume contains all Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963. The poems are drawn from the only collection Plath published while alive, The Colossus, as well as from posthumous collections Ariel, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees. The text is preceded by an introduction by Ted Hughes and followed by notes and comments on individual poems. There is also an appendix containing fifty poems from Sylvia Plath's juvenilia. This collection was awarded the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. 'For me, the most important literary event of 1981 has been the publication, eighteen years after her death, of Sylvia Plath's Collected Poems, confirming her as one of the most powerful and lavishly gifted poets of our time.' A. Alvarez in the Observer

The 100 Best Novels Book

The 100 Best Novels

  • Author : Robert McCrum
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-10-08
  • Genre: Best books
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 1903385423

The 100 Best Novels Excerpt :

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.

Reflecting on The Bell Jar Book

Reflecting on The Bell Jar

  • Author : Pat Macpherson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Feminism and literature
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015021993103

Reflecting on The Bell Jar Excerpt :

This feminist study of Sylvia Plath and her novels intends to provide a new approach to one of feminism's most difficult heroines. It traces Plath's work in relation to the history of the feminist movement and the evolution of feminist literature.

Winter Trees Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Winter Trees

  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571342488

Winter Trees Excerpt :

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

The Colossus Book

The Colossus

  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9798604347539

The Colossus Excerpt :

'The Colossus and other poems' is a collection of Sylvia Plath's poetry.Originally published in 1960, her 44 poems are an inspiring and intriguing read. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston Massachusetts. She was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer who studied at Smith College, and Newnham college at the University of Cambridge. She is the renowned author of 'the Bell Jar', and many other stories.

Ariel Book
Score: 4
From 836 Ratings


  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551997643

Ariel Excerpt :

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.

Cupcakes and Cashmere Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Cupcakes and Cashmere

  • Author : Emily Schuman
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2012-07-20
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613123225

Cupcakes and Cashmere Excerpt :

Based on Emily Schuman’s popular lifestyle blog of the same name, Cupcakes and Cashmere is the must-have guide for those looking to establish their own sense of style, organize and decorate their home, or throw an easy and stylish party. Organized by season, the book expands on Schuman’s blog by including DIY projects, organization tips, party-planning ideas, beauty how-tos, and seasonal recipes. Cupcakes and Cashmere features original material that has not been previously published on the site. With her signature photographic layouts, Emily creates a lifestyle that is chic and achievable for every reader, making this the ultimate style guide for living a fashionable life. Praise for Cupcakes and Cashmere: “Inspiration for anyone looking to update her wardrobe, decorate her home, or throw a fab party.” —Shape magazine

Sounds from the Bell Jar Book

Sounds from the Bell Jar

  • Author : Gordon Claridge
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 1349105015

Sounds from the Bell Jar Excerpt :

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.