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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sylvia Plath Narrator: Maggie Gyllenhaal Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9780060886646
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The Bell Jar 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 The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

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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.”

    New York Times

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About the Narrator

Margalit Ruth “Maggie” Gyllenhaal is an American actress. She started out appearing in films directed by her father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, and achieved recognition in a supporting role in the indie cult film Donnie Darko, which starred her younger brother, Jake Gyllenhaal. Her breakthrough role was in the sadomasochistic romance, Secretary, for which she received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination.