This novel “was published in London, England in January 1963” (“The Bell”) by Harper and Row. The book was published in England because Plath's mother, Aurelia, felt like the plot consisted of “ungrateful caricatures of people who tried to help her daughter.” (Scholes). The Bell Jar depicts “cultural alienation- and the resulting frustration- of talented women” (Johnson) and “is an important work by a major American writer” (Lowe-Evans). Although it was published in England, either years later the novel became very popular and widespread in America (Scholes). Now, The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath is known as a work of fiction by an American author.
Despite the successful career, Plath’s personal life was not as positive. She married a poet Ted Hughes in 1956 whom she had two children with, but their relationship was not ideal and worsened with time. In 1962, Hughes left his wife for his mistress and this caused Sylvia Plath to fall into a severe depression (“Sylvia Plath Biography”). It is during this time she wrote The Bell Jar in 1963, a novel that is based on her life with fictional details of a young woman’s experience of mental breakdowns. Unfortunately, Sylvia Plath committed suicide in the same year she wrote the famous novel.
Her parents separated only five weeks after Ada was born because of their relationship issues and overall differences. Ada’s mother, Lady Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, was given full custody of her (agnesscott.edu). Ada’s father then left England and died in Greece eight years later (biography.com). She never saw her father again and never knew him. This is only one example of the unfortunate circumstances in Ada’s life.
Sylvia Plath used her confusion to express her writing. She was known for her confessional style of her work, best known for her novel, “The Bell Jar”, and poetry collections. Sylvia Plath published her first book when she was twenty-eight years old. Sylvia Plath went through depression, soon later committed suicide. American novelist, poet, and artist, Sylvia Plath used her life experience to express her ideas on the search for identity, suicide and personal expression.
Mrs.Mallard’s sister jasmine has come to break the news to her that her husband had died in the accident. When she found out she had spent a certain time shedding tears for him. Once she had calmed herself she went away to her room, making sure no one would follow.
“The emerging woman… will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied… strength and beauty must go together.” Introduced to the novel of Little Women at the age of 11, I quickly fell under the trance of Louisa May Alcott’s astounding writing. Louisa May Alcott… Teacher, domestic servant, feminist, army nurse, and most famously, a novelist. Her self-reliance openly resisted the cultural worldview of women’s equality. Her personal literary legacy made a great impact on her society. Alcott wrote Little Women, her most acclaimed novel at the age of 35.
The fictional story “ I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” was written by Joanne Greenberg that was published in 1964, which then later on became her best selling novel. Joanne Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, 1932. At the age of 16 Joanne began treatment for schizophrenia with a therapist, in which she grew a close relationship with. They decided to collaborate on a book together. Not long after her therapist had passed away and Joanne decided to carry on with the book and write a fictional story about her sickness, and the way her therapist impacted her.
She married Oscar Chopin when she was young and had six children in under ten years (Baym and Levine 420). Her husband died when their children were still young, and Kate shortly returned to her childhood home with her children and her husband’s considerable debt. She was fascinated by early feminist ideas and society commentary, and wrote about women and social issues to a great extent. The vast majority of her writing related to her life and the society and region in which she lived. She was also deeply influenced by French authors and social ideologies (Baym and Levine 421).
Once in London, marital difficulties arose, and despite five children, the couple divorced. Emecheta’s autobiographical series chronicles her experiences as first a young bride and then a single parent in London. Mixed with her contemporary British existence and Ibo traditions gleaned from her own and her ancestors’ experiences, Emecheta’s novels signify the position of the non-western citizen in an increasingly globalized world. The Joys of Motherhood begins in the year 1934 and ends after World War II
Jane Austen’s Contribution to the Development of the English Novel: Jane Austen is considered as the greatest woman novelist of England of the early nineteenth century and one of the best of all novelists. F.R. Leavis gives her a sort of five – star rating by including her in “The Great Tradition”. Jane Austen is the English writer who first gave the novel its distinctly modern character through her treatment of ordinary people in everyday