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Sylvia Plath's FictionA Critical Study$
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Luke Ferretter

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625093

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Sylvia Plath's Fiction
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Luke Ferretter

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.003.0001

The introduction gives a chronological survey of Plath's fiction, published and unpublished. It divides her short stories into the following chronological groups – 1: Juvenilia (1946–50). 2: College Stories to 1953 (1950–53). 3: College Stories (1954–55). 4: Cambridge Stories (1956–57) 5: Boston and Yaddo (1958–59). 6: British Women's Stories (1960–62). The composition and publication details of each story are established here, often for the first time, as well as some of the major plot details. Next, the introduction provides a similar account of all three novels on which Plath worked: Falcon Yard, based on her Cambridge experience; The Bell Jar; and the novel she left unfinished at her death, Double Exposure.

Keywords:   Sylvia Plath's short stories, Sylvia Plath's novels, Smith College, Cambridge University, Boston, Yaddo, Falcon Yard, The Bell Jar, Double Exposure

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