Fear of Flying CD: Fear of Flying CD

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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 twelve million copies. Now, after thirty 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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Overview

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 twelve million copies. Now, after thirty years, the revolutionary novel known as Fear of Flying still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

Now with a new introduction by the author, one of the most influential books ever on women's sexuality is ready to expose a new generation to a joyous, exhilarating romp through the mind of one about-to-become-liberated woman--and to an acceptance and enjoyment of their own innermost sexual fantasies. Reissue.

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In a New York Times appraisal, novelist Henry Miller compares Fear of Flying to his own Tropic of Cancer--only "not as bitter and much funnier"--and predicts that "this book will make literary history, that because of it women are going to find their own voice and give us great sagas of sex, life, joy, and adventure."
Terry Stokes
Although there is a lot of conjecture about mutability in the novel, nothing changes. Isadora (the narrator of Erica Jong's first novel) is as passive in the end as she was in the beginning. Oddly, the narrator denigrates all women by casting them in her mold; people who don't know what they want...there is some great humor in the book, but often Isadora's condescension and self-consciousness reduce the experience for the reader. Books of the Century, The New York Times, November, 1973
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061149054
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 Hours
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Erica Jong

Erica Jong is an award-winning poet, novelist, and essayist best known for her eight bestselling novels, including the international bestseller Fear of Flying. She is also the author of seven award-winning collections of poetry.

Hope Davis' films include The Weather Man, Proof, Dumas, American Splendor (Golden Globe Nomination), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003 Best Actress, New York Film Critics), About Schmidt, Hearts of Atlantis, Mumford, Arlington Road, Next Stop Wonderland, and Daytrippers. Her stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Spinning Into Butter, Ivanov, and Two Shakespearean Actors.

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