The suggestive cover design for Penguin's new Classics edition of Erica Jong's FEAR OF FLYING has been chosen as one of the New York Times' Best Book Covers of 2013. The cover is illustrated by Noma Bar and designed by Paul Buckley.
Art direction & design by Paul Buckley; illustration by Noma Bar
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.