Beautiful hardback commemorative edition to celebrate the 50th year of publication of Sylvia Plath's dark, perceptive, and groundbreaking novel, The Bell Jar, about a young woman's descent into mental illness in 1950s America.
Sylvia Plath (1932-63) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.