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Fear of Flying
by Erica Jong

Published: 2003-11-04
Paperback : 480 pages
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The 30th Anniversary special!

Originally published in 1973, the ground-breaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation—and sold more than twelve million copies. Now, after thirty years, the iconic novel still stands as a timeless tale of ...
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The 30th Anniversary special!

Originally published in 1973, the ground-breaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation—and sold more than twelve million copies. Now, after thirty years, the iconic novel still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

 

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A literary sensation when first published in 1973, Fear of Flying established Erica Jong as one of her generation’s foremost voices on sex and feminism. Nearly four decades later, the novel has lost none of its insight, verve, or jaw-dropping wit.

“A passionate novel... the body wanting sex, sex, sex and love and safety, comfort; the mind wanting freedom, independence, the power to work, to write... very alive and real. It is wonderfully funny and sad, witty and agonizing, brilliant, sensual, serious.”—Hannah Green

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Erica Jong's note:

Fear of Flying is about the inevitable fear of change. We all hope our lives will have a kind of permanency. Yet, in reality, life is change.

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  "A Classic"by CeliaB (see profile) 01/10/11

A few of us read this XX many years ago, but it's an interesting read to see just how much has changed. It was fun, and made for a good discussion, especially between us old timers and the younger ones.... (read more)

 
  "1.5/5 rated 1-3 by 4 members"by mindyhayes (see profile) 01/26/09

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