The Restored Edition : A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement

Book - 2004 | 1st ed.
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Sylvia Plath's famous collection, as she intended it.

When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. When her husband, Ted Hughes, first brought this collection to life, it garnered worldwide acclaim, though it wasn't the draft Sylvia had wanted her readers to see. This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, Plath's original manuscript--including handwritten notes--and her own selection and arrangement of poems. This edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of her poem "Ariel," which provide a rare glimpse into the creative process of a beloved writer. This publication introduces a truer version of Plath's works, and will no doubt alter her legacy forever.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060732592
Characteristics: xxi, 211 p. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 06, 2017

A sensitive, daring writer. With things to say! It rewards attentive reading.

Chapel_Hill_MollyL May 22, 2015

Ariel is Sylvia Plath's master work. She is at the height of her poetic genius here--the poems are ruthless and true.

Nov 07, 2012

These poems are very beautiful and thought-provoking.


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