Aunque no me gusta la portada, la diferencia econ mica con respecto a otras ediciones hizo que me decantase por sta Pero no de puefe juzgar a un libro por su cubierta The Bell Jar, un cl sico y con raz n Lectura siempre recomendable. This is a hard book to review I d wanted to read it for ages but shied away because of my own mental health problems Seeing the film Sylvia on tv recently and documentary curiosity finally got the better of me and I ordered the kindle version.Uplifting it certainly isn t and disturbing, I found it so in places but I did read it in a couple of days as I felt I needed to get to the end.Honestly it left me cold Had Sylvia Plath lived would she be the icon she has become in death I m not sure She could certainly write and of course Esther really is mostly living Sylvias own life experiences They say write what you know and Sylvia Plath certainly did that.I wish I could give this book a positive review and it may be cool to idolize Sylvia Plath but it wasn t really for me nor do I consider it suitable reading for young vulnerable people struggling with mental health issues.I ll go back to my chick lit and period dramas and keep MYSELF relatively sane. Read it If you have read it And if you don t care read it Wonderful piece of literature Enjoy how a book can be written in such a poetic way. Amazing read A true classic.Book was in perfect condition and came with complimentary bookmark Very cute Loved the book, the seller and the whole process was superb Speedy delivery. I was supposed to be having the time of my life When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in , 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 depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women s aspirations seriously The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath s only novel, was originally published inunder the pseudonym Victoria Lucas The novel is partially based on Plath s own life and descent into mental illness, and has become a modern classic The Bell Jar has been celebrated for its darkly funny and razor sharp portrait of s society and has sold millions of copies worldwide A precious record of an era The neat suited, fine gloved , high heeled and hatted fashion victims who aspired as much to the perfect family scenario as to a n office based career, give way unexpectedly to young women in psychiatric limbo fighting ultimately for their lives Anyone familiar with the author s biography will recognise many of the characters for it is a pretty true bill account of her own experience but beautifully voiced as an innocent abroad albeit a bold sometimes precocious one Even under treatment for her peculiar psychosis she retains that bright wit and gives a classic account of the doctor patient interdependence and the chasm between them while passively dismantling the whole Freudian development based psychology cum early brain science that she was pitted against She seems to recover parallel to rather than through treatment and at the end , what many see as an optimistic finale could be read as a detached.almost querulous approach to the next day and the next But ultimately Plath s underrated humour shines thru this startling account of 1950s normality.