First lets see what the cover jacket says about the book.....
The Bell Jar
'A near-perfect work of art.' Joyce Carol Oates
'A girl lives in an out-of-the-way town for nineteen years, so poor she can't afford a magazine and then she gets a scholarship to college and wins a prize here and there and ends up steering New York like her own private car. Only I wasn't steering anything. Not even myself.'
Working in New York one hot summer, Esther Greenwood is on the brink of her future. Yet she is also on the edge of a darkness that makes her world increasingly unreal. In this vivid and unforgettable novel about struggles of growing up, Esther's world shines through: the wide-eyed country girls, her crazed men-friends, hot dinner dances and nights in New York, and a slow slide into breakdown.
'Sylvia Plath's attention has the quality of ruthlessness.....imagery and rhetoric is disciplined by an unknown intelligence.' Observer
I got my copy online from Flipkart and it came for INR 610 in paperback....
- Debolina Raja Gupta