Bibliography of Works by Sylvia Plath


In Sylvia Plath's lifetime, she published only two books: The Colossus in 1960 and The Bell Jar, under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, in 1963, both through Heinemann in London. Plath saw The Colossus published in America, too, though with a different table of contents (fewer poems), in 1962 through Knopf. To quote Ted Hughes, "the rest is posthumous." If you are looking for a list of poems, stories, and articles written by Plath, please visit the Works Index page. If you are looking for a list of Plath poems, stories, and articles Plath published in magazines and journals, please see the Periodicals Publication page.



1960s

A Winter Ship. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1960.

The Colossus: Poems. London: Heinemann, 1960.

The Colossus & Other Poems. New York: Knopf, 1962.

The Bell Jar. London: Heinemann, 1963. (as Victoria Lucas)

The Bell Jar. London: W. Heinemann, 1964. (as Victoria Lucas)

Uncollected Poems. Turret booklet, no. 2. London: Turret Books, 1965.

Mirror. Edinburgh: Privately printed at the Tragara Press, 1966.

Ariel. London: Faber and Faber, 1965.

Ariel. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.

The Bell Jar. London: Faber and Faber, 1966.

Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices. London: Turret Books, 1968.

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1970s

Wreath for a Bridal. Frensham, Farnham, Surrey: Sceptre Press, 1970.

Among the Narcissi. Ashington, Eng: MidNAG, 1970.

Three Women. S.l: s.n, 1970.

Brasilia. London: Rainbow Press, 1971.

Child. Exeter, [Eng.]: Rougemont Press, 1971.

Crossing the Water. London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1971.

Crossing the Water: Transitional Poems. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.

Crystal Gazer and Other Poems. London: Rainbow Press, 1971.

Fiesta Melons. Exeter, [Eng.]: Rougemont Press, 1971.

Lyonnesse: Poems. London: Rainbow Press, 1971.

Million Dollar Month. Frensham, Farnham, Surrey: Sceptre Press, 1971.

The Bell Jar. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.

Winter Trees. London: Faber and Faber, 1971.

The Surgeon at 2 a.m. & Other Poems. Selected by Matthew Kangas. Portland, Ore: [s.n.], 1971.

Winter Trees. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Pursuit [prospectus]. London: The Rainbow Press, 1973.

Pursuit. Art by Leonard Baskin.[London]: The Rainbow Press, 1973.

To Eva Descending the Stair. Art by Ralph Steadman.[London]: Steam Press, 1974.

Trois Poemes Inedits. Paris: Edition Dufour, 1975.

Letters Home: Correspondence, 1950-1963. Edited by Aurelia Schober Plath. London: Faber and Faber, 1975.

Letters Home: Correspondence, 1950-1963. Edited by Aurelia Schober Plath. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.

The Bed Book. Art by Emily Arnold McCully. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

The Bed Book. Art by Quentin Blake. London: Faber, 1976.

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams and Other Prose Writings. London: Faber, 1977.

Sylvia Plath Reading Her Poetry. New York: Caedmon, 1977.

Ariel [and] Morning Song. [s.l.], [1977?].

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams and Other Prose Writings. London: Faber, 1979.

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

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1980s

Two Poems. Knotting, Bedfordshire: Sceptre Press, 1980.

Two Uncollected Poems. London: Anvil, 1980.

A Day in June: An Uncollected Short Story. Ely [Cambridgeshire]: Embers Handpress, 1981.

Dialogue Over a Ouija Board: A Verse Dialogue. Art by Leonard Baskin. Cambridge, England: Rainbow Press, 1981.

Sylvia Plath Collected Poems. Edited by Ted Hughes.London: Faber, 1981.

The Collected Poems. Edited by Ted Hughes.New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

The Green Rock. Ely [Cambridgeshire]: Embers Handpress, 1982.

Stings: Original Drafts of the Poem in Facsimile, Reproduced from the Sylvia Plath Collection at Smith College. Northampton, Mass: Smith College Library Rare Book Room, 1982.

The Journals of Sylvia Plath. Edited by Ted Hughes, and Frances Monson McCullough. New York: Dial Press, 1982.

Above the Oxbow: Selected Writings. Art by Barry Moser.Northampton [Mass.]: Catawba Press, 1985.

Sylvia Plath's Selected Poems. Edited by Ted Hughes. London: Faber and Faber, 1985.

The Magic Mirror: A Study of the Bouble in Two of Dostoevsky's Novels. Rhiwargor, Llanwddyn, Powys [Wales]: Embers Handpress, 1989.

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1990s

Sylvia Plath Reads. New York: Caedmon, 1992.

The Bell Jar. Read by Christina Moore. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, 1992.

Pigeon Post. London: Turret Bookshop, 1993.

Social Fantasies. [Buffalo, N.Y.?]: Channel 500, 1995.

The Bell Jar. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit. Art by Rotraut Susanne Berner. London: Faber and Faber, 1996

The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit. Art by Rotraut Susanne Berner. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

The Bell Jar. Read by Frances McDormand. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, Inc., 1997.

Plath: Poems. Everyman's Library Pocket Poets. Edited by Diane Wood Middlebrook. New York: Knopf, 1998.

The Voice of the Poet. Edited by J. D. McClatchy. [New York, NY]: Random House Audiobooks, 1999.

The Bell Jar. Read by Fiona Shaw and Ruth Petrie. London [etc.]: Penguin, 1999.

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2000s

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts. New York: HarperPerennial, 2000.

The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. Ed. Karen V. Kukil. London: Faber and Faber, 2000.

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. Ed. Karen V. Kukil.New York: Anchor Books, 2000.

Sylvia Plath Poems. Edited by Ted Hughes.London: Faber, 2000.

Collected Children's Stories ["The Bed Book," "The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit," and "Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen"]. Art by David Roberts. London: Faber, 2001.

The Faber Plath Poems. Edited by Ted Hughes. London: Faber, 2004.

Ariel: The Restored Edition; A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement. Edited by Frieda Hughes and David Semanki. London: Faber and Faber, 2004.

Ariel: The Restored Edition; A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement. Edited by Frieda Hughes and David Semanki. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

The Bell Jar. London: Faber and Faber, 2005.

The Bell Jar. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

Ariel: The Restored Edition; A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement. Edited by Frieda Hughes and David Semanki. New York: HarperPerennial, 2005.

The Bell Jar. New York: HarperPerennial, 2006.

The Bell Jar. New York: Caedmon, 2006. Read by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Collected Poems. New York: HarperPerennial, 2008.

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams. New York: HarperPerennial, 2008.

The Bell Jar. Olive Editions. New York: HarperPerennial, 2009.

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2010s

The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.

Ariel. London: Faber, 2010.

Sylvia Plath: Poems: Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy. London: Faber, 2012.

The Bell Jar. 50th Anniversary Edition. London: Faber, 2013.

The Bell Jar. 50th Anniversary Edition. New York: Harper, 2013.

Sylvia Plath: Drawings. Edited and introduced by Frieda Hughes. London: Faber, 2013.

Sylvia Plath: Drawings. Edited and introduced by Frieda Hughes. New York: HarperCollins, 2013.

The Bell Jar. London: Faber, 2013.

Ariel. London: Faber, 2013.

The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. Ed. Karen V. Kukil. London: Faber, 2013.

The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit and Other Stories. London: Faber Children's Books, 2014.

Sylvia Plath: Poems: Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy. London: Faber, 2014.

Ariel. London: Faber Modern Classics, 2015.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956. Eds. Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil. London: Faber, 2017.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956. Eds. Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil. New York: HarperCollins, 2017.

Crossing the Water. London: Faber, 2017

Ariel. New York: HarperCollins, 2018.

Ariel: The Restored Edition. New York: HarperCollins, 2018.

The Collected Poems. New York: HarperCollins, 2018.

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams. New York: HarperCollins, 2018.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 2: 1956-1963. Eds. Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil. London: Faber, 2018.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 2: 1956-1963. Eds. Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil. New York: HarperCollins, 2018.

Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom. London: Faber, 2019.

Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom. New York: HarperCollins, 2019.

Sylvia Plath: Poems: Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy. London: Faber, 2019.

Ariel. 90th Anniversary Edition. London: Faber, 2019.

The Bell Jar. London: Faber, 2019.

The Bell Jar. Liberty Edition. London: Faber, 2019.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956. Eds. Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil. London: Faber, 2019.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 2: 1956-1963. Eds. Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil. London: Faber, 2019.

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