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Fear of Flying | [Erica Jong]

Fear of Flying

Originally published in 1973, the groundbreaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. In The New York Times, Henry Miller compared it to his own classic, Tropic of Cancer and predicted that "this book will make literary history..." It has sold more than 12-million copies. Now, after 30 years, the revolutionary novel known as Fear of Flying still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.
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Originally published in 1973, the groundbreaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. In The New York Times, Henry Miller compared it to his own classic, Tropic of Cancer and predicted that "this book will make literary history..." It has sold more than 12-million copies. Now, after 30 years, the revolutionary novel known as Fear of Flying still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

©1973, 2001 Erica Mann Jong; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Extraordinary....At once wildly funny and very wise." (Los Angeles Times)
"An amazing tour de force." (Cosmopolitan)

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    Andrew Fippinger Bloomington, IN USA 07-06-10
    Andrew Fippinger Bloomington, IN USA 07-06-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Great reader, dated book"

    Hope Davis does a wonderful job reading this book. Unfortunately, it is better read as a look into a bygone era than as a timeless classic that still resonates today.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Missy Slim 01-17-08
    Missy Slim 01-17-08

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    "Great for Girls Only"

    I'd heard about this book for so many years and I was always curious. It's VERY entertaining, but because of the the sexually graphic language I listened to it secretly! It also made me realize that not much has changed when it comes to the spoils of sexuality.

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    BillieJo Raleigh, NC, United States 11-30-07
    BillieJo Raleigh, NC, United States 11-30-07 Member Since 2011
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    "Wasted my credit"

    John, I wish I'd read your review before I wasted a credit on this book. You're a better (or stronger willed) person than I am if you listened to the end.

    There may be people out that that can relate to Isadora Wing, but I am definitely not one of them.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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