Letters Home by Sylvia Plath - Correspondence 1950-1963 [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1975

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Letters Home - Correspondence 1950-1963 by Sylvia Plath selected and edited by Aurelia Schober Plath


Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition. 

Dust jacket has visibly worn edges and some frayed corners; small sealed tear to lower left on front.  Price clipped on front panel.  Looks nice in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.

Book is excellent.  Some tanning to cloth boards and a small spot of sticker ghosting on front endpaper.   Reads nicely!

Letters Home represents Sylvia Plath's correspondence from her time at Smith College in the early fifties, through her meeting with, and subsequent marriage to, the poet Ted Hughes, up to her death in February 1963. The letters are addressed mainly to her mother, with whom she had an extremely close and confiding relationship, but there are also some to her brother Warren and her benefactress Mrs Prouty. Plath's energy, enthusiasm and her passionate tackling of life burst onto these pages, providing us with a vivid and intimate portrait of a woman who has come to be regarded as one of the greatest of twentieth-century poets. In addition to her capacity for domestic and writerly happiness, however, these letters also hint at Plath's potential for deep despair, which reached its crisis when she holed up in a London flat for the terrible winter of 1963.