eBook Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, 1st Edition

  • Dedryia Bryfonski
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  • ISBN-10: 0737765003
  • ISBN-13: 9780737765007
  • DDC: 813.54
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 164 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This volume of Social Issues in Literature examines Sylvia Plath's life and writings, with a specific look at key ideas related to The Bell Jar. The text discusses a variety of topics, including the pervasive impact of illness in the story, the novel as a search for personal identity, and the autobiographical nature of the work. The book also examines contemporary perspectives on depression, such as the sometimes deadly pressure of perfectionism on gifted teens, and the idea that depression and risk of suicide run in families.

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Features and Benefits

  • This series brings together the disciplines of sociology and literature in a unique format designed to support cross-curricular studies.
  • Each volume explores a work of literature through the lens of the major social issue reflected in it, and features carefully-selected content representing a variety of perspectives.
  • All volumes in the series contain biographical and critical information about the author; secondary excerpts offering both historical and contemporary views of the highlighted social issue; a timeline of the author's life; a "For Further Reading" section of other works on the issue; and a detailed subject index.

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