The Bell Jar | Study Guide

Sylvia Plath

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The Bell Jar | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to The Bell Jar that you may enjoy.

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Alexander, Paul. Rough Magic: A Biography of Sylvia Plath. New York: Da Capo, 2003. Print.

Malcolm, Janet. The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. New York: Vintage, 1995. Print.

McCann, Janet, ed.Critical Insights: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Pasadena: Salem, 2012. Print.

Plath, Sylvia. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. New York: Anchor, 2000. Print.

Winder, Elizabeth. Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953. New York: Harper Perennial, 2014. Print.

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