Friday, December 4, 2009

Giveaway: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

If you have not had a chance to read The Bell Jar yet, here is your chance.  Thanks to HarperCollins I am able to host this giveaway for a limited edition copy of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.  I haven't read this book myself but do plan on reviewing it within the next couple of months.  I should also note that the book you could win does have a different cover than the one pictured here.

Here is a summary of The Bell Jar from the HarperCollins website:

The Bell Jar is a classic of American literature, with over two million copies sold in this country. This extraordinary work chronicles the crackup of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful -- but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time. Step by careful step, Sylvia Plath takes us with Esther through a painful month in New York as a contest-winning junior editor on a magazine, her increasingly strained relationships with her mother, and with the boy she dated in college, and eventually, devastatingly, into the madness itself. The reader is drawn into her breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. 

Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is rare in any novel. It points to the fact that The Bell Jar is a largely autobiographical work about Plath's own summer of 1953, when she was a guest editor at Mademoiselle and went through a breakdown. It reveals so much about the sources of Sylvia Plath's own tragedy that its publication was considered a landmark in literature. 

Here is how you can enter:
To enter this contest you must be at least 18 and live in the U.S. or Canada.  No PO Boxes Please!

For one entry leave me a comment including your email address below.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

Please include your email so I will have a way to contact you if you win.

You will have until December 16th to enter and I will draw for a winner on the 17th.

Good luck everyone!


gautami tripathy said...

Please do count me for the giveaway. Yes, I know I live in India but I would like to win it for a friend of mine, who lives in US. Is that ok?


Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I would love to win this book,
it sounds very good by the review.

I follow by google reader.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

bermudaonion said...

Please enter me in your great giveaway! milou2ster(at)

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Please enter me. Thanks :)


Darlene said...

I'd love to enter Jo-Jo! Thanks.

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Unknown said...

This is a great contest! Please include me!

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Unknown said...

I listed this giveaway on my sidebar -

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks.


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh! I have always wanted to read this! Please count me in :)

journey through books @ gmail dot com

I will have to come back later and blog link this.... I have to get my doggies from their haircuts.

Martha Lawson said...

This sounds great! I've heard of this one, but I've never read it!! Please count me in..


Margie said...

Please include me.
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Lisa said...

I read this years ago but have no idea what I did with the book. I was planning to reread it as part of my Gilmore Girls challenge.


Lisa said...

I added a blog post at

nfmgirl said...

Oh, please do count me in on this one. Thanks so much!

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nfmgirl said...


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Cam said...

I would like to enter pretty please! =)


Serena said...

I'd love to be entered, though I think its funny that I don't have this already.

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I'll pop the giveaway in my sidebar for you.

Skylla said...

I love this book, it's one of my favorites!
You should definitely read it, it's awesome.

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avisannschild said...

Please enter me! I read this book years ago in university (and loved it) and have been meaning to read it again!

Brenda said...

This sounds like a good book. I would love to win and read. Thanks

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

sharon54220 said...

I would love to be entered to win this book.

Thanks for the chance.

Jem said...

Please enter me: I have not read The Bell Jar right through and would love a copy.


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

A book I have not read but would very much like to. Count me in please. Thanks.


mabelilly28 said...

Such a classic, count me in!

mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Over the years, I have heard great things about this book. My daughter has read it many times but I haven't had the time to read it yet. Winning the book would set me up to read it. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Unknown said...

I posted in my sidebar on my blog:

Melissa (Books R Us) said...

Please enter me I would love to win the book


kristinemarie7 said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
kristinemarie7 at

kristinemarie7 said...

I posted this on my blog.
kristinemarie7 at

DarcyO said...

Please include me. I would love to read it.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Esme said...

Absolutely count me in for this giveaway. thanks

You will really enjoy the cranberry nut bread.

dsandyboy said...

Count me in.

FrankSandy said...

Please enter me.

Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson