When Ester Greenwood wins an internship on a new York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer.
But between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Ester finds herself spiralling into depression as she grapples with complex relationships and a society that refuses to take women's aspirations seriously.
The 50th-anniversary edition of a modern classic
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is semi-autobiographical and has in the years since its publication sold millions of copies and become a modern classic.
About the Product
Length: 234 pages
About the Author
Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College.
In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes.
Plath published one collection of poems in her lifetime, TheColossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
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