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Plath, Sylvia [Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis]
The Bell Jar.
Faber and Faber, London, 1966. First edition published using the author's real name. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. From the library of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with her bookplate to the front pastedown. An exceptional example with noted provenance. 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. "In looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness [this book] forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: what is reality and how can it be confronted"(New York Times Book Review). "I TOOK A DEEP BREATH AND LISTENED TO THE OLD BRAG OF MY HEART. I AM, I AM, I AM": FIRST EDITION OF SYLVIA PLATH'S CLASSIC THE BELL JAR The Bell Jar. The Bell Jar. Plath, Sylvia. $475.00 Item Number: 24079 New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. First edition of Sylvia Plath's only novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Amy Isbey Duevell. The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]

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