Sylvia Plath related Pictures on the Web


Not many photos of Sylvia Plath exist, I guess that most of them have been scanned in by somebody and so you'll find them online. Copyright is a big problem. I cannot help you to find out who to contact to acquire photo material for publications. I suggest you look at the photos used on book covers below and contact the publishers to find out where they got the permission.

  • A Celebration of Sylvia Plath - by Peter Steinberg. This page features one of the biggest collections of photo material related to Sylvia Plath, including many covers of her books, photographs of the places where she has lived or which were of importance to her.

  • More on Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath
    From the Archives of the New York Times, you need to register but it's free.
    Has a picture of Hughes and Plath from 1956 that I haven't seen anywhere else.


    Pictures used on book covers

    Click on the image to see a larger photo. I think it is interesting how the same image has been used on different covers and in a different hue and slightly reworked to give a completely different impression.

    Wagner, Erica: Ariel's Gift
  • Faber and Faber 2000, Hardcover - 235 pages
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    A study of Ted Hughes's poetry collection, "Birthday Letters". Divided into ten sections, the book discusses groups of poems as well as giving a biographical framework to the whole sequence. It also offers an explanation of the connections between Hughes's work and that of Sylvia Plath. However, to people familiar with Plath's work and life, the book does not offer much that is new. It is intended more as a sort of introduction for those who have no background knowledge of the whole story. --Anja Beckmann
  • Wagner, Erica: Ariel's Gift
  • Faber and Faber 2000, Paperback - 240 pages new edition 23 April, 2001
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  • Wagner, Erica: Ariel's Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and the Story of Birthday Letters
  • W.W. Norton & Company; Hardcover - 256 pages (April 2001)
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  • W.W. Norton & Company; Paperback - 320 pages (April 2002)
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  • The Journals of Sylvia Plath
    ed. by Karen V. Kukil, these are the unabridged journals from 1950 to about 1960, taken from the manuscripts at Smith College
  • London: Faber and Faber Ltd. 2001, Paperback - 742 pages
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    The 23 journals detail her adult life: student days at Smith College, her time at Cambridge University where she met and later married the poet Ted Hughes, the two years spent living in New England and life in Devon, including the birth of their children, before the marriage broke down in 1962.
  • The Journals of Sylvia Plath
    ed. by Karen V. Kukil, these are the unabridged journals from 1950 to about 1960, taken from the manuscripts at Smith College
  • London: Faber and Faber Ltd. 2000, Hardcover
    Buy this book online at amazon.co.uk
  • The Journals of Sylvia Plath
    ed. by Karen V. Kukil, these are the unabridged journals from 1950 to about 1960, taken from the manuscripts at Smith College
  • Anchor Books 2000, Paperback: 732 pages
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  • Letters Home: Correspondence, 1950-1963
  • Perennial 1992,Paperback: 512 pages
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  • Sylvia Plath reads
    Audiobook
  • HarperAudio 2000, audio tape
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  • Gina Wisker: Sylvia Plath: A Beginner's Guide
  • HarperAudio 2000, audio tape
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    Focusing on Daddy, The Bell Jar and her diaries the writer explores the background, themes, images and techniques that unite them. Gina Wisker's lively text offers a guide to: plot, setting and character; approaching the works; how Plath's works were viewed then and now; why you should read Plath. --Synopsis
  • The Voice of the Poet: Sylvia Plath
    Audiobook
  • Random House US Audio 1999, audio tape
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  • Feinstein, Elaine: Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet
  • W.W. Norton & Company 2001, Hardcover: 416 pages
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  • Feinstein, Elaine: Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet
  • W.W. Norton & Company 2003, Paperback: 304 pages
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  • Last Modified: 6 February 2003 Anja Beckmann