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Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: Faber Stories
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Sylvia Plath
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Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: Faber Stories

Sylvia Plath


9780571351732

Faber & Faber


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Short stories


Paperback

48 pages

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Lips the colour of blood, the sun an unprecedented orange, train wheels that sound like 'guilt, and guilt, and guilt': these are just some of the things Mary Ventura begins to notice on her journey to the ninth kingdom.

'But what is the ninth kingdom?' she asks a kind-seeming lady in her carriage. 'It is the kingdom of the frozen will,' comes the reply. 'There is no going back.' Sylvia Plath's strange, dark tale of independence over infanticide, written not long after she herself left home, grapples with mortality in motion.

By:   Sylvia Plath
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 160mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 3mm
Weight:   40g
ISBN:   9780571351732
ISBN 10:   0571351735
Series:   Faber Stories
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sylvia Plath (1932-63) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus (1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar (1963). Her Collected Poems, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

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