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The Bell Jar by  Sylvia Plath - First American Edition - 1971 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942324)

The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar

by Plath, Sylvia

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New York: Harper & Row, 1971. First American Edition. Very Good/Good. First American edition, first printing. Very Good. Lean to spine, spotting to top-edge, toning to covers. Possible association copy with previous ownership marks to front endsheet, including a label and inked "Jay Plath." We have not been able to determine if this is a relative of the author's. In a Good Only dust jacket with price of $6.95 intact, tattered, scraped and worn with tape repairs made to the verso and recto. Sylvia Plath's only novel.

Synopsis

The Bell Jar is writer and poet Sylvia Plath's only novel, which was 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, with the protagonist's descent into mental illness paralleling Plath's own experiences with what may have been either bipolar disorder or clinical depression. Plath committed suicide a month after its first publication.

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book dealer
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
140942324
Title
The Bell Jar
Author
Plath, Sylvia
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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recto
The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
Association copy
An association copy is a copy of a book which has been signed and inscribed by the author for a personal friend, colleague, or... [more]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]

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