London: Faber and Faber/Liberty London, 2019. Hardcover. Stock photo shown. New. Cloth boards. 14.25 x 22.5 cm. 240 pp. / No dust jacket (as issued). Item #11441
This is a special gift edition of the classic novel by Sylvia Plath featuring fabric bound boards specially designed and produced for this edition by Liberty Fabric Ltd.
Sylvia Plath's groundbreaking semi-autobiographical novel offers an intimate, honest and often wrenching glimpse into mental illness. The Bell Jar broke the boundaries between fiction and reality and helped cement Sylvia Plath's place as an enduring feminist icon. Celebrated for its darkly humorous, razor sharp portrait of 1950s society, it continues to resonate with readers today as testament to the universal human struggle to claim one's rightful place in the world.
In 2019, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar will be reissued as a special hardback edition with a Liberty fabric from the year of the novel's first publication (1963); Milkman, winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize, will be reissued with a bespoke Liberty fabric cover, created uniquely for Anna Burns.
ABOUT THE FABRIC
Originally inspired by an impression sheet from Liberty’s print works at Merton Abbey. First produced in 1961, this low-colour geometric design features abstract broken lines which almost create a subtle and wavy camouflage effect.