The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

Audiobook CD - 2006
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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, 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 insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

Publisher: [New York] : Caedmon Audio, p2006
ISBN: 9780060878771
Branch Call Number: FBCD FIC Plath 3558 1
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (7 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container
Additional Contributors: Gyllenhaal, Maggie 1977-


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LPL_KimberlyL Aug 13, 2016

This audiobook is wonderful! Maggie Gyllenhaal captures the tone of the heroine perfectly--her narration is languid, yet bewitching. I can't imagine a person more suited for Plath's descriptive prose.

Apr 06, 2010

I took this out on the recommendation of a different author. It is the story of a young woman who slowly goes crazy. Reminds me of The Yellow Wallpaper. Lots of details. Lots of thoughts. Slow demise. Too slow for me. Although it is well written, I can't seem to get into it.

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Apr 06, 2010

JGOODRICK thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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