Plath, Sylvia, 1932-1963
Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: A Story
Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom
A Story
Paperback      ISBN: 006294083x
Never before published, this newly discovered story by literary legend Sylvia Plath stands on its own and is remarkable for its symbolic, allegorical approach to a young woman’s rebellion against convention and forceful taking control of her own life. Written while Sylvia Plath was a student at Smith College in 1952, Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom tells the story of a young woman’s fateful train journey. Lips the color of blood, the sun an unprecedented orange, train wheels that sound like “guilt, and guilt, and guilt”: these are just some of the things Mary Ventura begins to notice on her journey to the ninth kingdom. “But what is the ninth kingdom?” she asks a kind-seeming lady in her carriage. “It is the kingdom of the frozen will,” comes the reply. “There is no going back.” Sylvia Plath’s strange, dark tale of female agency and independence, written not long after she herself left home, grapples with mortality in motion.
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
Paperback      ISBN: 0060837020
Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally succumbs to madness when the world around her begins to falter.
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
Paperback      ISBN: 0060930187
In the harrowing acclaimed novel by the celebrated poet, Esther Greenwood, a rising editor during the early 1950s, suffers a nervous breakdown, falling deeply into depression and madness. Reprint. NYT.
Ariel: A Facsimile Of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection And Arrangement, The Restored Edition
Ariel
A Facsimile Of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection And Arrangement, The Restored Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0060732601
Seeking to restore the selection and arrangement originally intended by Plath at the time of her death, an edition of her final works features a facsimile of her complete working drafts of the title poem, provided to offer insight into her creative process and manuscript notes made for the BBC about additional works. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Letters of Sylvia Plath: 1940-1956
The Letters of Sylvia Plath
1940-1956
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062740431
A major literary event: the first volume in the definitive, complete collection of the letters of Sylvia Plath—most never before seen. One of the most beloved poets of the modern age, Sylvia Plath continues to inspire and fascinate the literary world. While her renown as one of the twentieth century’s most influential poets is beyond dispute, Plath was also one of its most captivating correspondents. The Letters of Sylvia Plath is the breathtaking compendium of this prolific writer’s correspondence with more than 120 people, including family, friends, contemporaries, and colleagues. The Letters of Sylvia Plath includes her correspondence from her years at Smith, her summer editorial internship in New York City, her time at Cambridge, her experiences touring Europe, and the early days of her marriage to Ted Hughes in 1956. Most of the letters are previously unseen, including sixteen letters written by Plath to Hughes when they were apart after their honeymoon. This magnificent compendium also includes twenty-seven of Plath’s own elegant line drawings taken from the letters she sent to her friends and family, as well as twenty-two previously unpublished photographs. This remarkable, collected edition of Plath’s letters is a work of immense scholarship and care, presenting a comprehensive and historically accurate text of the known and extant letters that she wrote. Intimate and revealing, this masterful compilation offers fans and scholars generous and unprecedented insight into the life of one of our most significant poets.
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams
Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts
Paperback      ISBN: 0060955295
Nineteen of Plath's surviving stories, the earliest dating from 1952, are joined by five of her best pieces of journalism and selected excerpts from her diaries.
Ariel
Ariel
Paperback      ISBN: 0060931728
An acclaimed anthology of vivid and emotionally shattering poems, written during the last months of Plath's short life, is accompanied by a brief author profile and an incisive foreword by Robert Lowell. Reprint.
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060174900
Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally begins to succumb to madness when the world around her begins to falter. 25,000 first printing.
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
Large Print    Paperback      ISBN: 0060573090
Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally succumbs to madness when the world around her begins to falter.
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
Compact Disc      ISBN: 0060878770
Esther Greenwood, a talented and successful writer, finally succumbs to madness when the world around her begins to falter.