Bell Jar

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally succumbs to madness when the world around her begins to falter.

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604132035

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the American author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

The Bell Jar

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally succumbs to madness when the world around her begins to falter

The Bell Jar

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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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.

Study Guide - the Bell Jar

Author: BookCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621074323

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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The perfect companion to Sylvia Plath', "The Bell Jar," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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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.

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Author: Dedria Bryfonski

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737765003

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 168

View: 1905


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.

Study Guide to The Bell Jar and Other Works by Sylvia Plath

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 1645424111

Category: Study Aids

Page: 114

View: 5676


A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Sylvia Plath, who at an early age won prizes for her poetry. Titles in this study guide include The Bell Jar, Two Views of a Cadaver Room, Night Shift, Disquieting Muses, Spinster, Crossing the Water, and The Bee Poems. As a collection of fiction, short stories, and poetry of the late- twentieth-century, Plath’s work was largely biographical and confessional as she wrote through her depression and other tragic circumstances. Moreover, critics praised her use of literary devices such as imagery, meter, and voice. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Plath’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

The Bell Jar

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062444476

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9003


A realistic and emotional look at a woman battling mental illness and societal pressures written by iconic American writer Sylvia Plath. “It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” — USA Today The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that Esther’s neurosis becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Women in Literature

Author: Michael B. Snyder

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313462

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

View: 8596


Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."