The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
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The Bell Jar

Written by Sylvia Plath
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288
Page count
231
Words per page
1050L
Lexile measure
Feb 2, 2000
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A realistic and emotional novel about a woman battling mental illness and societal pressures written by the iconic American writer Sylvia Plath.”It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” – USA Today The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: young, brilliant, beautiful, and enormously talented, but slowly going under–maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that Esther’s neurosis becomes completely understandable and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such thorough exploration of the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche - and the profound collective loneliness that modern society has yet to find a solution for - is an extraordinary accomplishment, and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.This P.S. edition features extra insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780060930189
    Publication Date
    February 2, 2000
    Publisher
    Harper Perennial
    Page Count
    288
    Words Per Page
    231
    Audience
    Adult
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    960211742
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    43421475
    Lexile® Level
    1050L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Y
    ATOS® Book Level
    7.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    11
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    8651
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    UG

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