Letters Home: Correspondence 1950–1963

Letters Home is a collection of letters written by Sylvia Plath to her family between her years at college, in 1950, and her death at age 30. Sylvia's mother, Aurelia Schober Plath, edited the letters and agreed to have the collection published by Harper & Row in 1975.

Letters Home contains an introduction by Aurelia Plath, who adds bits of commentary and context throughout. The book provides unique insight into Sylvia's mind, as her growth as a writer and as a woman is charted for more than a decade.

Works by Sylvia Plath
Poems
  • "Ariel"
  • "Daddy"
  • "The Munich Mannequins"
  • "Tulips"
  • "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea"
  • "Lady Lazarus"
  • "Ennui"
Poetry collections
  • Ariel
  • The Colossus and Other Poems
  • Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices
  • Crossing the Water
  • Winter Trees
  • The Collected Poems
  • Selected Poems
  • Plath: Poems
Prose and novels
  • The Bell Jar
  • Letters Home: Correspondence 1950–1963
  • Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts
  • Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit
  • The Journals of Sylvia Plath
  • The Magic Mirror
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Children's books
  • The Bed Book
  • The It-Doesn't-Matter-Suit
  • Collected Children's Stories
  • Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen


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    In one instance, we understood that a woman was the post- mistress, and they said that she made the best one on the road; but we suspected that the letters must be subjected to a very close scrutiny there.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)