The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar chronicles 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.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Graphic attempted rape (multiple)
- Suicide & attempted suicide discussed
- Death of a father