The Bell Jar – Slyvia Plath

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To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.

In the hauntingly beautiful pages of The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath takes us on a gripping journey into the fragile psyche of Esther Greenwood. Set against the backdrop of 1950s America, this semiautobiographical novel explores the stifling expectations placed upon women and the suffocating grasp of societal norms. As Esther grapples with her ambitions, desires and mental health, she finds herself trapped in a metaphorical bell jar—an oppressive glass enclosure that isolates her from the world.

Plath’s evocative prose and poignant portrayal of Esther’s descent into madness make The Bell Jar a timeless masterpiece that shines a searing light on the complexities of the human psyche and the unrelenting quest for self-identity.

About the Author

Sylvia Plath, one of the most acclaimed American writers of the twentieth century, was born on 27 October 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her writing was intensely autobiographical, often dealing with her troubled relationship with her father, who died when she was eight, as well as her mental illness, which she struggled with throughout her life until her suicide on 11 February 1963. Her only novel, The Bell Jar (1963), published a few weeks before her death, is a semi-fictionalized account of her lapse into and recovery from her first depressive episode, which occurred during her undergraduate years. Her most well-known works are her poetry collections The Colossus and Other Poems (1960), Ariel (1965) and the posthumously published The Collected Poems (1981), for which she received the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1982.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rupa Publications India
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9357025995
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9357025997
  • Author : Slyvia Plath
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Pages‏ : ‎ 224 
  • Binding : Paperback


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