Sappho's Leap: A Novel

By: Jong, Erica

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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.

Title: Sappho's Leap: A Novel

Author Name: Jong, Erica

ISBN Number: 039332561X

ISBN-13: 9780393325614

Location Published: W. W. Norton & Company

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD

lb: 0.80 lbs

Categories: historical fiction, LGBTQIA

Seller ID: 9780393325614

Keywords: lesbian, saphic