Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity
Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.
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The Bell Jar
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I finished it in one day. It kept my attention and the details were so intense I could feel the summer heat and feel myself spiraling downward into madness with her. Very well written.
A Classic Take on Depression
A brutally honest following of one woman’s spiral into depression.
This is crap
Why does the girl have to be so depressed like why not just go crap out the depression. When I finished this piece of crap book I was so disappointed that the girl didn’t crap then Eat the crap out of the toilet then through it up and Eat it again and have diarrhea then put it into a smoothie and make their two year old child drink it. Also this book is way over priced I had to pay freaking $20