1. Faber and Faber // 2. Faber and Faber // 3. HarperCollins Modern Classics
4. HarperCollins // 5. HarperCollins Perennial Classics // 6. Faber Firsts
I mentioned in my previous post that I have a small obsession with Sylvia Plath and that on February 11 it will be 50 years since she died. It is also 50 years since The Bell Jar was first published in England under the name ‘Victoria Lucas’. Plath used a pseudonym in order to protect her mother from being hurt – the book is very autobiographical and the main character’s mother is not portrayed in a flattering light.
I own a copy of #4, but I think I like #6 the best. Which cover do you like? Have you read The Bell Jar?
Here are some recent articles published about Sylvia Plath and The Bell Jar:
A new cover of The Bell Jar is criticized (thanks Miss Bibliophile!).
A review of two new Plath biographies.
An interview with Plath’s sister-in-law and literary executor, Olwyn Hughes.
Have a great week! Spring is on its way…