Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar
tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into insanity.
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"Esther Greenwood's account of her years in the bell jar is as clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing - [this] is not a potboiler, nor a series of ungrateful caricatures; it is literature." -- The New York Times
"Frances McDormand is a fabulous reader, alternating between the narrator's breathy whisper and the other characters' stronger personalities" -- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Frances McDormand's recording
.is spellbinding" -- People
"McDormand gives a sensitive, intimate performance. Herdry, ironic tone, covering up for an undercurrent of fear, perfectly capturesthe character of Esther." -- Billboard Magazine
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