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    Description"Sappho's Leap" is a journey back 2,600 years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known. At the age of fourteen, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus, plots with him to overthrow the dictator of their island, and is caught and married off to a repellent older man in hopes that matrimony will keep her out of trouble. Instead, it starts her off on a series of amorous adventures with both men and women, taking her from Delphi to Egypt, and even to the Land of the Amazons and the shadowy realm of Hades. Erica Jong always our keenest-eyed chronicler of the wonders and vagaries of sex and love has found the perfect subject for a witty and sensuous tale of a passionate woman ahead of her time. A generation of readers who have been moved to laughter and recognition by Jong's heroines will be enchanted anew by her re-creation of the immortal poet."


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    Title
    Sappho's Leap
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erica Jong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393325614
    ISBN 10: 039332561X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 79
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 702
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26104460
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC027050
    LC classification: PS3560.O56 S27 2004
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    17 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    If Odysseus had been a woman, this is the journey he might have taken. --Susan Cheever"