The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar

A harrowing portrait of depression, fearlessly illustrated by one of the most talented and incredible minds in modern literature. If you have an interest in understanding mental illness and its effects on creativity, let this be your cornerstone. Utterly devastating, but in the most beautiful way possible. It's one of my all-time favorites.
— Recommended by Anah, City Lights Books

A powerful, haunting story of youth and despair. —Recommended by Maia, City Lights Books

Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into insanity.

Title The Bell Jar
Author Sylvia Plath
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Title First Published 01 August 2005
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 288 p.
ISBN-10 0060837020
ISBN-13 9780060837020
Publication Date 01 August 2005
Main content page count 288
Weight 16 oz.

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