The Bell Jar

by Plath, Sylvia

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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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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1971
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9780060133566
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Harper & Row. 1st American edition. Condition: Very fine copy. 8vo, original half-cloth and paper over boards, dust jacket in fine condition. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 296 PP. Stated "First U.S. Edition" on the copyright page. Original price of $6.95 intact on front flap. Biographical note by Lois Ames. Drawings by the author. DJ in archival cover.… Read more
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by Plath, Sylvia

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1966
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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.… Read more
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The Bell Jar

by Plath, Sylvia

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1971
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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.
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1971
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New York: Harper and Row, 1971. First American Edition. 1/2 cloth. Fine/near fine. Pale maroon boards, with dark maroon 1/2 cloth. Unclipped dust jacket with tiny wear at top corner of spine. The American edition was published posthumously. Stated first U.S edition. In back of the book is a biographical note by Lois Ames with 8 previously unpublished… Read more
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1971
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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… Read more
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THE BELL JAR

by Sylvia Plath

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1971
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New York: Harper & Row. 1971. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0060133562 . Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner name on FEP. 1/2 inch open tear at top of front gutter. State First U. S. Edition. ; 8.3 X 5.6 X 1.0 inches; 296 pages .
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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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1971
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Stated "First U.S. Edition" burgundy cloth, silver letters, lilac end-papers. VG- minor rubbing to extrems, sunning to
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New York: Harper & Row, , 1971. First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Stated "First U.S. Edition" burgundy cloth, silver letters, lilac end-papers. VG- minor rubbing to extrems, sunning to the very top of the spine. lilac top-stain. 0471. DJ is Fair to Good, creases and closed tears, tape residue. Not price clipped. .
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1971
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The Bell Jar

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1971
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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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1971
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Harper & Row Publishers, 1971. Hardcover. Acceptable/Very good. First American edition of Sylvia Plath's only novel, published posthumously. The first edition was published in the UK under Plath's pseudonym Victoria Lucas. Correct printed price of $6.95 and date code of 0471 on jacket. In back of the book is a biographical note by Lois Ames with 8 previously… Read more
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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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1971
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First edition, first Harper & Row printing of Sylvia Plath's seminal work of fiction, THE BELL JAR. Book is encased in plastic. Two small tears on the dust jacket, on the top and bottom left hand corners. A small inscription inside, as noted in the photos.
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THE BELL JAR

by PLATH Sylvia

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1st thus 1966. Faber & Faber - London.. Originally published in 1963 under the psydonym Victoria Lucas & here published for the first time under the name of Plath. VG+. No dustwrapper. .
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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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1971
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. First US Edition, 2nd Printing. Hardcover book complete in its original dust jacket (unclipped; $6.95). 21 cm. 296 pages. Number line ends in "2" on the last printed page of the book. Code "0471" printed on the front inner jacket flap. The book is in near fine condition. No ownership marks/writing present… Read more
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The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar

by Plath, Sylvia

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The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar (Everyman's Library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.))

by Plath, Sylvia

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This is the hardcover stated Everyman's First Edition from 1998. Both the DJ and the book (sith place ribbon) are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. and the pages and binding are tight. This wonderful, impossible-to-find item is available for purchase now! **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher… Read more
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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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1971
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Garden City, NY: International Collectors Library, 1971. Hardcover. Very Good/NDAI (No Dust Jacket As Issued). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Sylvia Plath. Navy faux leather boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Trace wear and slightly bumped spine ends. Binding sound, interior clean and slightly toned. Satin ribbon bookmarker bound in. No prev owner names, stickers or… Read more
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The Bell Jar: A Novel

by Plath, Sylvia

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The Bell Jar: A Novel

by Plath, Sylvia

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The Bell Jar: A Novel

by Plath, Sylvia

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The Bell Jar: A Novel

by Plath, Sylvia

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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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The Bell Jar (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1979 film)

by Sylvia Plath (novel); Larry Peerce (director); Marjorie Kellogg (screenwriter); Marilyn Hassett, Julie Harris, Anne Jackson, Barbara Barrie (starring)

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1979
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N.p.: AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1979. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1979 film. With the stamp of a Canadian film distributor on the verso, and a stamp noting production No. 79-22 on the bottom right corner of the recto. Based on Sylvia Plath's influential semi-autobiographical 1963 novel, about a young woman who suffers a… Read more
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The Bell Jar: A Novel [Hardcover] Plath, Sylvia

by Plath, Sylvia

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HarperCollins / Perennial Classics, 2013-06-11. Hardcover. Very Good. original 1971 Harper & Row hard cover - 1st edition 3rd printing - minor wear to edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) owner's label removed front inside front cover - some staining to page edge - slight staining to cover - minor mustiness - otherwise cover fine binding… Read more
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The Bell Jar: A Novel (Perennial Classics)

by Sylvia Plath

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The bell Jar

by Plath, Sylvia

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1978-01-01
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9780553204520
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THE BELL JAR

by Plath, Sylvia

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New York:Harper & Row, Publisher, (1971). 4th Edition. hard cover. Very Good/Very Good. New York:Harper & Row, Publishers. (1971). 4th printing (per number line on last page.) 296pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Book in very good, clean condition, inside and out. The dust jacket is slightly worn along edges and is price clipped, but otherwise in very… Read more
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The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

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1972
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The Bell Jar: A Novel (Perennial Classics)

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The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar

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1972
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The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar (Modern Classics)

by Plath, Sylvia

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BELL JAR

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