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Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar New Edition is a story revolving around the life of Esther Greenwood, a young and talented college girl from Boston. She moves to New York for an internship with a national magazine. All her expenses are covered by the sponsors, and Esther knows that she should be enjoying herself in this new city. Yet, she feels disoriented and unhappy. She also gets the opportunity to meet Philomena Guinea, a famous novelist.  Upon her return to Boston, she finds out that she did not get accepted into a writing class she had planned to take. This means that she would have to spend her entire summer holiday at her mother’s house. Esther learns that her college boyfriend has cheated on her, and she decides not to marry him. The Bell Jar New Edition shows how the protagonist is unsure about what she wants in life, and suddenly plans on writing a novel. However, the young girl gradually starts to slide into depression. Her mother takes her to Dr. Gordon, a psychiatrist who prescribes electroconvulsion therapy for Esther. This frightens her, and she tries different ways to kill herself. Will Esther be able to come out of her depression, or will her illness take her life? As she battles with her morality, identity, independence, and sexuality, The Bell Jar New Edition shows how Esther becomes bell jarred from the rest of the world. This semi-autobiographical story was first published in 1963 under the under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The author committed suicide a month later. In 1967, the novel was published for the first time in Plath's own name. The Bell Jar is a sharp, stunning witty, and harrowingly honest novel. It has been translated to more than ten languages, and has been adapted into a film starring Marilyn Hassett as the protagonist.

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The Bell Jar New Edition is a story revolving around the life of Esther Greenwood, a young and talented college girl from Boston. She moves to New York for an internship with a national magazine. All her expenses are covered by the sponsors, and Esther knows that she should be enjoying herself in this new city. Yet, she feels disoriented and unhappy. She also gets the opportunity to meet Philomena Guinea, a famous novelist.  Upon her return to Boston, she finds out that she did not get accepted into a writing class she had planned to take. This means that she would have to spend her entire summer holiday at her mother’s house. Esther learns that her college boyfriend has cheated on her, and she decides not to marry him. The Bell Jar New Edition shows how the protagonist is unsure about what she wants in life, and suddenly plans on writing a novel. However, the young girl gradually starts to slide into depression. Her mother takes her to Dr. Gordon, a psychiatrist who prescribes electroconvulsion therapy for Esther. This frightens her, and she tries different ways to kill herself. Will Esther be able to come out of her depression, or will her illness take her life? As she battles with her morality, identity, independence, and sexuality, The Bell Jar New Edition shows how Esther becomes bell jarred from the rest of the world. This semi-autobiographical story was first published in 1963 under the under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The author committed suicide a month later. In 1967, the novel was published for the first time in Plath's own name. The Bell Jar is a sharp, stunning witty, and harrowingly honest novel. It has been translated to more than ten languages, and has been adapted into a film starring Marilyn Hassett as the protagonist.
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Title Bell Jar Height
Sylvia Plath Width
ISBN-13 9780571226160 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0571226167 Spine Width
Publisher Faber & Faber Pages 234
Edition New ed Availability Out Of Stock

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