Preface; Timeline; Who Was Sylvia? Beyond the Icon; Early Life & Family (Pre-1932-1936); The Golden Schoolgirl (1937-1955); The Academic Life (1950-1955); A Poet's Life & a Poet's Wife (1956-1961); The Bell Jar Cracks (1962-1963); After Plath: Mysteries & Controversies; Index.
Connie Ann Kirk (Corning, NY) has also written biographies of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, and J. K. Rowling, as well as student guides to Robert Frost and Jane Austen, among other works. She is a visiting professor of English at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA.
"A concise, thorough, well-written biography of the poet and novelist Sylvia Plath." -- WRITERS' Journal, November/December 2009