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The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar

by Plath, Sylvia

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Very Good/Very Good
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London: Faber & Faber Ltd., 1966. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edtion Thus. A bit of light soiling to inside covers & facing pgs. Moderate wear & some darkening to edges & inside of dust jacket. Some light soiling to back of dust jacket. Slight creasing to top spine end. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. A very nice copy. This novel was first published in 1963, under the psuedonym "Victoria Lucas". This copy of the book is the first edition published under Sylvia Plath's name. It precedes the first U.S. edition, published by Harper and Row in 1971..


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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Bookseller’s Inventory #
The Bell Jar
Plath, Sylvia
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
First Edtion Thus
Faber & Faber Ltd.
Place of Publication
Date Published
Madness, Feminism
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction for Grownups and Older Kids;

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