Faber & Faber’s Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

When Faber & Faber released the 50th anniversary edition of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, the new cover art prompted a backlash. You can see the cover image in the link below. As you read the novel, think about why readers may have found the new cover lacking in some way, or a complete miss altogether.
Select an image that will serve as the new cover for the novel. This paper requires you to demonstrate your understanding of the text and your analytical skills via your image selection. | expect your paper to rely on direct textual evidence (Quotations!) to support your argument and make your claim for your image. Ask yourself what about the text you would like to represent, and what kind of image would most accurately do so. While your paper will be grounded in literary analysis (Quotations!) also think about readership and intended audience. Remember that the bulk of your paper will be about the novel itself, and what you would like to foreground about it for the cover design. Think of what a book cover/jacket must accomplish, as well as what you would like to convey about the novel itself.

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