How to save your own life : a novel : manuscript

Summary

Creator: Jong, Erica
Date(s): 1977
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0840
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This typescript manuscript of How to Save Your Own Life : a novel, written by Erica Jong in 1977, bears light corrections.
Physical Description: 1 item (8 pages, 341 pages)
Source: Purchase, 2009.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Christiana Dobrzynski, May 2009. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Erica Jong

Feminist novelist, poet, and essayist Erica Jong has published 20 books, including eight novels, six volumes of poetry, six books of non-fiction, and numerous articles in magazines and newspapers.

In her first novel, Fear of Flying (1973), she introduced Isadora Wing, who is also a central character in three subsequent novels: How to Save Your Own Life (1977), Parachutes and Kisses (1984), and Any Woman's Blues (1990).

Sources

Erica Jong, best-selling author of Fear of Flying and Seducing the Demon, http://www.ericajong.com (accessed May 7, 2009).

Scope and Content Note

This typescript manuscript of How to Save Your Own Life : a novel, written by Erica Jong in 1977, bears light corrections.

The typescript bears the copyright date of 1977 and comprises 8 preliminary pages and 341 numbered pages. The half-title page bears the autograph signature of the author, while the full title page denotes the publishers as "Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York." The typescript contains some hand-penned annotations and revisions in ink.

This novel continues the story of Isadora Wing, the protagonist from Jong's earlier novel Fear Of Flying, three years after the events depicted in the first novel. Preliminary pages include "About the book" and "About the author."

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Shelving Summary

Box 57, F0840: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0840, Jong, Erica, How to save your own life : a novel : manuscript, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://library.udel.edu/spec/askspec/

Container List

How to Save Your Own Life : a novel (part 1), 1977 1 item (164 p.) Box 57, F0840a

Folder contains 8 pages of front matter and numbered pages 1-156.

How to Save Your Own Life : a novel (part 2), 1977 1 item (185 p.) Box 57, F0840b

Folder contains numbered pages 157-341.

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