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The Bell Jar by  Sylvia Plath - first - 1971 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 2204013)

The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar

by Plath, Sylvia

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  • near fine
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Harper & Row, 1971. first. hardcover. near fine/very good. First US edition, as stated on copyright page. Book near fine, slight rubbing along bottom edges and corners, spot on foredge and bottom edge. Dust jacket very good, minor sunning along top edges of flaps, very minor wear.

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
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2204013
Title
The Bell Jar
Author
Plath, Sylvia
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - near fine
Jacket condition
very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
first
Publisher
Harper & Row
Date Published
1971

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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fine
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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
flap(s)
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