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The Bell Jar

  • Type: Novel
  • Length: 244 pages
  • As Noted In: 1000 or so Notable Novels and Novellas, Phantom
  • As Noted In: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Quintessence Editions



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  • Mademoiselle (magazine), Esther Greenwood works a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City. "The Bell Jar" is based on Sylvia Plath on her experiences during the summer of 1953 as a guest editor at Mademoiselle.

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  • Manhattan, New York City In "The Bell Jar", Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, works a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City.

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1952/00/00 Mademoiselle (magazine) Employer Sylvia Plath works as a guest editor at Mademoiselle.
1952/00/00 Silvia Plath Work Sylvia Plath works as a guest editor at Mademoiselle.
1953/00/00 Silvia Plath Health Sylvia Plath crawls under her house and swallows a bottle of her mother's sleeping pills. Found three days later, Plath enters McLean Hospital for six months of treatment, which she wrote about in her novel The Bell Jar. McLean Hospital National Register District Belmont
1963/00/00 Silvia Plath Author The Bell Jar - published
1963/00/00 William Heinemann Publisher The Bell Jar - published

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Particulars for The Bell Jar:
Art Type Book
Narrative Arts Fiction
Mental Illness Major depressive disorder, Clinical Depression
Disease Mental Illness
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose
Art Type Novel
Narrative Arts Semi-autobiographical

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Original Language: English



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