What is The Bell Jar about?
"I was supposed to be having the time of my life."
When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into serious depression as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take her aspirations seriously.
Did you know?
The Bell Jar is the only novel by Sylvia Plath during her lifetime.