Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

Fear of Flying is a 1973 novel by Erica Jong which became famously controversial for its portrayal of female sexuality and figured in the development of second-wave feminism. The novel is written in the first person: narrated by its protagonist, Isadora Zelda White Stollerman Wing, a 29-year-old poet who has published two books of poetry. On a trip to Vienna with her second husband, Isadora decides to indulge her sexual fantasies with another man. Its tone may be considered conversational or informal. The story's American narrator is struggling to find her place in the world of academia, feminist scholarship, and in the literary world as a whole. The narrator is a female author of erotic poetry, which she publishes without fully realizing how much attention she will attract from both critics and writers of alarming fan letters. The book resonated with women who felt stuck in unfulfilled marriages, and it has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

The 1436th greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Fear of Flying: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 1378146 $11.74 $2.34 2013
By Erica Jong - Fear of Flying (Reprint) (5.1.2003) Mass Market Paperback 13458017 $35.98 $3.10 2003
Miedo a volar Paperback 10952018 $953.58
Soar: The Breakthrough Treatment For Fear Of Flying Paperback 26536 $10.23 $7.75 2013
Fear of Flying Workbook: Overcome Your Anticipatory Anxiety and Develop Skills for Flying with Confidence Paperback 215389 $10.31 $8.75 2017
Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success Hardcover 350272 $22.40 $2.89 2011
Flying without Fear: Effective Strategies to Get You Where You Need to Go Paperback 475446 $6.00 $3.70 2009
Fear of Flying (World of Reading Level 2) Library Binding 1183004 $12.13 $20.85 2017
Miedo a Volar Paperback 13672253 $117.32 $132.32
Soar: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying Kindle Edition 126924 2013
Fear of Flying Workbook: Overcome Your Anticipatory Anxiety and Develop Skills for Flying with Confidence Kindle Edition 375931 2017
Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success Kindle Edition 690952 2011
Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success Hardcover 5994333 $39.54 $6.46 2011
How to Stop Anxiety & Panic Attacks: A Simple Guide to using a specific set of Techniques to Stop Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Fear of Driving or Flying and Stress Paperback 461217 $6.00 $1.05 2010
Overcome the Fear of Flying Audible Audiobook 65829 $10.95 2004
Flying with Confidence: The Proven Programme to Fix Your Flying Fears Paperback 261568 $6.00 $10.35 2014
Fear of Flying - Conquer Your Flying Phobia Audible Audiobook 186693 $4.95 2009
Fear of Flying Kindle Edition 17104 2013
Fear of Flying Mass Market Paperback 412911 $6.34 $1.75 2003
Fear of Flying: A Novel Hardcover 988695 $12.98 $1.95 2013
Fear of Flying CD Audio CD 4405392 $199.99 2006
Fear of Flying: A BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation Audible Audiobook 149839 $9.54 2018
Miedo a Volar/Fear of Flying (Spanish Edition) Paperback 14560250 $3.68 1986
Fear of Flying Paperback 64198 $5.95 $1.49 2003