The Bell Jar - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Sylvia Plath, Maggie Gyllenhaal (Narrator) The Bell Jar was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym 'Victoria Lucas', only a month before author Sylvia Plath committed suicide. This intense novel traces a young woman's descent into an emotional breakdown, and is considered by most to be an autobiographical story. Esther Greenwood's journey begins in the glamorous world of New Yo... more »rk magazine publishing and ends in the isolating world of the asylum. It has become one of the most famous books of the late twentieth century, and is considered an American classic.
This 7 disc, seven hour Unabridged Audio CD version is read by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), who easily manages to evoke for the listener all of the emotions that Esther, imprisoned under the bell jar of depression, cannot seem to feel, cut off from the world around her.