Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom by Sylvia Plath audiobook

Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom: A Story

By Sylvia Plath
Read by Orlagh Cassidy

HarperAudio, HarperCollins

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982641788

  • ISBN: 9781982641771

  • ISBN: 9781982641795

Runtime: 0.72 Hours
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This newly discovered story by literary legend Sylvia Plath stands on its own and is remarkable for its symbolic, allegorical approach to a young woman’s rebellion against convention and forceful taking control of her own life.

Written while Sylvia Plath was a student at Smith College in 1952, Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom tells the story of a young woman’s fateful train journey.

Lips the color 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 female agency and independence, written not long after she herself left home, grapples with mortality in motion.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Plath’s] story is stirring, in sneaky, unexpected ways…Look carefully and there’s a new angle here—on how, and why, we read Plath today.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Sylvia Plath

Author Bio: Sylvia Plath

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 0.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English