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The Bell Jar
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The Bell Jar Hardcover - 1971

by Plath, Sylvia


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The Bell Jar is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Sylvia Plath, published in 1963. It tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a talented and ambitious young woman who struggles with mental illness and societal pressures in the 1950s.


The Bell Jar is a powerful and poignant portrayal of mental health and the pressures faced by young women. Plath's use of language and imagery captures the complexities of Esther's inner world, making the novel a powerful exploration of the human condition.


It’s Plath’s only novel, and the book is often regarded as a roman à clef due to its parallelism with the author’s own experiences and her struggle with mental illness. Plath committed suicide a month after The Bell Jar was first published.

First Edition Identification



The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath first edition was published by William Simmonds; London, 1963. It was bound black cloth-affect boards with spine lettered. Plath originally published it under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas". The first edition pictorial dust-jacket was designed by Thomas Simmonds.

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  • Title The Bell Jar
  • Author Plath, Sylvia
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 296
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Harper & Row, New York
  • Date 1971
  • ISBN 9780060133566
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This is Sylvia Plath's only published novel - first published in England under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. This printing was done by Haper & Row NYC in 19071.
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