University of Delaware Library

Jong, Erica.

How to Save Your Own Life : a novel : manuscript

1977


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F840


Creator: Jong, Erica.


Title: How to Save Your Own Life : a novel : manuscript


Inclusive Dates: 1977


Extent: 1 item (8 p., 341 p.)


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


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F840, Jong, Erica, How to Save Your Own Life : a novel : manuscript, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

F840a-F840b, Box 57: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 2009.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Christiana Dobrzynski, May 2009.


The collection is open for research.

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 Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

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."


Selected Search Terms

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Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

How to Save Your Own Life : a novel (part 1), 1977   [Box 57 F840a]

1 item (164 p.)

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

How to Save Your Own Life : a novel (part 2), 1977   [Box 57 F840b]

1 item (185 p.)

Folder contains numbered pages 157-341.