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PLATH - Sylvia Plath was born in Boston in 1932.
She grew up in a comfortably middle-class style and attended Smith College. She suffered a breakdown at the end of her junior year of college, but recovered and excelled during her senior year. In 1955, having been awarded a Fulbright scholarship, she began two years at Cambridge University. There she met and married the British poet Ted Hughes and settled in England, and having two children, but within two years of the last being born the marriage was over. On February 11, 1963, Sylvia Plath killed herself with cooking gas at the age of 31.