The bell jar

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Ames, Lois, writer of biographical note.
McCullough, Fran, 1939- writer of foreword.
New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 2005.
9780060837020, 0060837020
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First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition.
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xvii, 244 pages, 22 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
9780060837020, 0060837020
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Level 7.2, 11 Points
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General Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & More... at the end of the book. It includes a biographical information about the author by Lois Ames.
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Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1963.
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"25th anniversary edition published 1996"--Title page verso.
[This book] 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 [this book] a haunting American classic.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,7.2,11,8651.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Plath, S., Ames, L., & McCullough, F. (2005). The bell jar (First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition.). HarperPerennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Plath, Sylvia, Lois, Ames and Fran McCullough. 2005. The Bell Jar. New York, NY: HarperPerennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Plath, Sylvia, Lois, Ames and Fran McCullough. The Bell Jar New York, NY: HarperPerennial, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Plath, Sylvia, Lois Ames, and Fran McCullough. The Bell Jar First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition., HarperPerennial, 2005.

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