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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(3) Base Camp

The Bell Jar is very readable and often very funny. Some might, however, balk at the dark subject matter – a young woman's attempted suicide and subsequent recovery.

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