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The bell jar

By: Plath, Sylvia

0571081789 / 9780571081783
Paperback
813.54
05/02/1976
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England
Contemporary classics
20 cm 234p.
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Quiz No: 200396, Points 11.00, Book Level 7.20,
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1963.

'A modern classic.' Guardian'A near-perfect work of art.' Joyce Carol OatesI was supposed to be having the time of my life . . . Working as an intern for a New York fashion magazine in the summer of 1953, Esther Greenwood is on the brink of her future.

Yet she is also on the edge of a darkness that makes her world increasingly unreal.

Esther's vision of the world shimmers and shifts: day-to-day living in the sultry city, her crazed men-friends, the hot dinner dances . . . The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, is partially based on Plath's own life.

It has been celebrated for its darkly funny and razor sharp portrait of 1950s society, and has sold millions of copies worldwide. ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD''As clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing.' New York Times Book ReviewReader responses:'Very readable, often darkly funny, and feels fresh.' 'Plath's masterpiece . . . It's amazing how relevant this book still is.' 'So enthralling . . . So thought provoking, so vivid, that it's thoroughly engrossing.' 'I just couldn't put it down.' 'Ever better than I expected.''Plath's underrated humour shines through this startling account of 1950s 'normality'.'

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5AN Interest age: from c 12 years, BGLA Autobiography: literary, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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