The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

fiction classics literary dark emotional reflective medium-paced

294 pages | first published 1963

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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 he...
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Summary of 53686 reviews

Moods

dark 87%
emotional 67%
reflective 65%
sad 60%
challenging 28%
tense 20%
funny 9%
hopeful 4%
mysterious 4%
inspiring 3%
informative 2%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 24%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 6% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 42% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 25% | No: 24% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | It's complicated: 7% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6%

Average rating

4.1

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