Study Guide - the Bell Jar

Author: BookCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621074323

Category: Reference

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The perfect companion to Sylvia Plath', "The Bell Jar," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Bell Jar

A Novel

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062444476

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye

Author: Joseph Claro

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034073

Category: Study Aids

Page: 90

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A guide to reading "Catcher in the Rye" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

The People of Sparks

Author: Jeanne DuPrau

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0375828257

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 338

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Having escaped to the Unknown Regions, Lina and the others seek help from the village people of Sparks.

The Woman Warrior

Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307759334

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.

The Colossus

and Other Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307808823

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with spectacular force. In such classics as "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "The Disquieting Muses," "I Want, I Want," and "Full Fathom Five," she writes about sows and skeletons, fathers and suicides, about the noisy imperatives of life and the chilly hunger for death. Graceful in their craftsmanship, wonderfully original in their imagery, and presenting layer after layer of meaning, the forty poems in The Colossus are early artifacts of genius that still possess the power to move, delight, and shock. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062669451

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote.—Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

Thunder Cake

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698115813

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.

Cookie's Week

Author: Cindy Ward

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698114353

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Cookie the cat gets into a different kind of mischief every day of the week.

A Child's Garden of Verses

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Twin Sisters®

ISBN: 1625815484

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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"A Child’s Garden of Verses" includes 15 sweet, rhyming poems paired with adorable art. Included are "At the Seaside," "Autumn Fires," "The Swing," "The Land of Nod," and more! A perfect way to encourage early literacy skills, the rhyming verses will soon become a family favorite.

Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262244

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

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Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. This classic selection of her work, made by her former husband Ted Hughes, provides the perfect introduction to this most influential of poets. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and includes many of her most-celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.

Pete & Pickles

Author: Berke Breathed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399250824

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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When Pickles the elephant turns his life upside-down, Pete the pig comes to realize that a perfectly predictable, practical, and uncomplicated life is not always preferable.

The Teacher From The Black Lagoon

Author: Mike Thaler

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545668107

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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An outrageously funny tale of how rumors can make a student create a monster out of any teacher! Two popular books from the bestselling Black Lagoon series--TEACHER and LIBRARIAN--are now reissued with fun new covers! Join Hubie once again as he faces his comically horrific fears during his first day of school and his first trip to the school library. Featuring a fire-breathing teacher and a library where all the books are bolted to the shelves, these stories are sure to amuse and quell fears of new experiences at the same time!

Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher

Author: Molly Garrett Bang

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442017580

Category:

Page: N.A

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Pursued by the determined Strawberry Snatcher, who silently, steadily, stealthily stalks her on her way home, the Grey Lady manages to elude her pursuer in marvelously improbable ways

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604132035

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 175

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An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the American author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

All the Way to Heaven

The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day

Author: Dorothy Day

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0767932811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 8453

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Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, has been called the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism. Now the publication of her letters, previously sealed for 25 years after her death and meticulously selected by Robert Ellsberg, reveals an extraordinary look at her daily struggles, her hopes, and her unwavering faith. This volume, which extends from the early 1920s until the time of her death in 1980, offers a fascinating chronicle of her response to the vast changes in America, the Church, and the wider world. Set against the backdrop of the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vatican II, Vietnam, and the protests of the 1960s and '70s, she corresponded with a wide range of friends, colleagues, family members, and well-known figures such as Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan, César Chávez, Allen Ginsberg, Katherine Anne Porter, and Francis Cardinal Spellman, shedding light on the deepest yearnings of her heart. At the same time, the first publication of her early love letters to Forster Batterham highlight her humanity and poignantly dramatize the sacrifices that underlay her vocation.

The Entitlement Trap

How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Owne rship

Author: Richard Eyre,Linda Eyre

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544201

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Dump the allowance-and use a new "Family Economy" to raise responsible children in an age of instant gratification. Number-one New York Times bestselling authors Richard and Linda Eyre, have spent the last twenty-five years helping parents nurture strong, healthy families. Now they've synthesized their vast experience in an essential blueprint to instilling children with a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self-sufficiency. At the heart of their plan is the "Family Economy" complete with a family bank, checkbooks for kids, and a system of initiative-building responsibilities that teaches kids to earn money for the things they want. The motivation carries over to ownership of their own decisions, values, and goals. Anecdotal, time-tested, and gently humorous, The Entitlement Trap challenges some of the sacred cows of parenting and replaces them with values that will save kids (and their parents) from a lifetime of dependence and disabling debt.

Smiles to Go

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061757228

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2012

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What is stargazer, skateboarder, chess champ, pepperoni pizza eater, older brother, sister hater, best friend, first kisser, science geek, control freak Will Tuppence so afraid of in this great big universe? Jerry Spinelli knows.