Fear of Flying (Paperback)
(penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)
Penguin Books, 9780143107354, 299pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
List Price: 18.00*
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A striking deluxe edition commemorating the 40th anniversary of Erica Jong's groundbreaking classic Before Hannah from Girls, Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades of Grey, and Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, there was Isadora Wing, the uninhibited, outspoken protagonist of Erica Jong's revolutionary novel. First published in 1973, Fear of Flying caused a national sensation, fueling fantasies, igniting debates about women and sex, and introducing a notorious phrase to the English language. Forty years later, Isadora's honest and exuberant retelling of her sexual adventures--and misadventures--continues to provoke and inspire, and stands as an iconic tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood. With provocative cover art by illustrator Noma Bar, this special fortieth-anniversary edition will introduce a new generation of women to Jong's pioneering novel. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
About the Author
Erica Jong is the author of more than twenty works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including What Do Women Want; Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life; and Sappho's Leap. She lives in New York City. Noma Bar was born in Israel and graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Based in London, he has illustrated more than sixty magazine covers and is the author of The Many Faces of Noma Bar and Negative Space.