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The Bell Jar

 
 
 
 
The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
ISBN 13: 9780061148514
ISBN 10: 61148512
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2013-06-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $17.99
 
 

Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Frances McDormand is a fabulous reader, alternating between the narrator's breathy whisper and the other characters' stronger personalities.