The Bell Jar (Modern Classics)

By Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: outstanding, appealing, vastly proficient, and profitable, yet slowly going below -- perhaps for the final time. Sylvia Plath masterfully attracts the reader into Esther's breakdown with such depth that Esther's madness turns into thoroughly genuine or even rational, as possible and available an event as going to the flicks. Such deep penetration into the darkish and harrowing corners of the psyche is a unprecedented accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

This P.S. variation good points an additional sixteen pages of insights into the ebook, together with writer interviews, instructed interpreting, and more.

Show description

Quick preview of The Bell Jar (Modern Classics) PDF

Similar Literature books

The winter Helen dropped by: A novel

Narrated by means of younger Jamie O'Day, who's commencing to keep in mind that, like his daddy says, "every tale is ready intercourse or dying, or occasionally both,"The iciness Helen Dropped Byis a narrative of turning out to be up, of loss, of laughter and of characters either horny and useless. Helen is the younger, pregnant Indian girl who drops into Jamie's lifestyles one freeze-the-balls-off-a-brass-monkey snow-storming evening.

The Old Wives' Tale (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

"Every stout, getting old lady isn't gruesome -- faraway from it! -- yet there's an severe pathos within the mere undeniable fact that that each stout getting old girl was a tender lady with the original allure of sweet sixteen in her shape and her hobbies and in her brain. And the truth that the swap from the younger woman to the stout growing older lady is made from an enormous variety of infinitesimal alterations, every one unperceived by means of her, in basic terms intensifies the pathos.


A definitive version of might be the best brief tale assortment within the English languageJames Joyce’s Dubliners is a shiny and unflinching portrait of “dear soiled Dublin” on the flip of the 20th century. those fifteen tales, together with such unforgettable ones as “Araby,” “Grace,” and “The Dead,” delve into the guts of town of Joyce’s delivery, shooting the cadences of Dubliners’ speech and portraying with a virtually brute realism their outer and internal lives.

Moll Flanders

‘I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’Born and deserted in Newgate felony, Moll Flanders is pressured to make her personal manner in life.  She duly embarks on a profession that comes with husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, till her crimes ultimately meet up with her.

Additional resources for The Bell Jar (Modern Classics)

Show sample text content

I fumbled in my pocketbook for the gilt compact with the mascara and the mascara brush and the eyeshadow and the 3 lipsticks and the part reflect. The face that peered again at me looked to be peering from the grating of a jail telephone after a chronic beating. It seemed bruised and puffy and the entire flawed shades. It was once a face that wanted cleaning soap and water and Christian tolerance. i began to color it with small center. Jay Cee breezed again after a good period with an armful of manuscripts. “These’ll amuse you,” she acknowledged. “Have a great learn. ” each morning a snowy avalanche of manuscripts swelled the dust-gray piles within the place of work of the Fiction Editor. Secretly, in reviews and attics and schoolrooms in every single place the United States, humans has to be writing. Say somebody or different entire a manuscript each minute; in 5 mins that might be 5 manuscripts stacked at the Fiction Editor’s table. in the hour there will be sixty, crowding one another onto the ground. And in a year... I smiled, seeing a pristine, imaginary manuscript floating in mid-air, with Esther Greenwood typed within the upper-right-hand nook. After my month at the journal I’d utilized for a summer time college path with a recognized author the place you despatched within the manuscript of a narrative and he learn it and stated no matter if you have been more than enough to be admitted into his type. in fact, it used to be a truly small classification, and that i had despatched in my tale decades in the past and hadn’t heard from the author but, yet i used to be certain I’d locate the letter of popularity ready at the mail desk at domestic. i made a decision I’d shock Jay Cee and ship in a few the tales I wrote during this category below a pseudonym. Then sooner or later the Fiction Editor may are available in to Jay Cee individually and plop the tales down on her table and say, “Here’s whatever a minimize above the usual,” and Jay Cee could agree and settle for them and ask the writer to lunch and it might be me. “Honestly,” Doreen stated, “this one’ll be diversified. ” “Tell me approximately him,” I acknowledged stonily. “He’s from Peru. ” “They’re squat,” I acknowledged. “They’re grotesque as Aztecs. ” “No, no, no, sweetie, I’ve already met him. ” We have been sitting on my mattress in a multitude of soiled cotton clothes and laddered nylons and grey undies, and for ten mins Doreen have been attempting to convince me to visit a rustic membership dance with a pal of someone Lenny knew which, she insisted, used to be a truly assorted factor from a chum of Lenny’s, yet as i used to be catching the 8 o’clock educate domestic the following morning I felt I may still make a few try to pack. I additionally had a dim concept that if I walked the streets of latest York alone all evening whatever of the city’s secret and style may rub off directly to me ultimately. yet I gave it up. It was once changing into increasingly more tough for me to make a decision to do something in these final days. And while i finally did choose to do anything, similar to packing a suitcase, I purely dragged all my grubby, pricey outfits out of the bureau and the closet and unfold them at the chairs and the mattress and the ground after which sat and stared at them, completely confused.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.07 of 5 – based on 20 votes