Steep Ascent Summary
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Steep Ascent Summary

Using the metaphor of flight, Lindbergh achieves a powerful story of spiritual adventure in Steep Ascent. A semi-autobiographical work, it enjoys an inherent authenticity and provides an insightful narrative. Lindbergh's portrayal of her protagonist's, Eve's, journey is both sensitive and provocative. She presents Eve as an astute observer, possessing a foreigner's eye for detail. Eve, an American, has been living in England for ten years as the wife of a British airman. She decides to accompany her husband Gerald on a flight over the Alps to Italy, despite apprehensions about leaving her son Peter behind, and concern for the health of the baby she is carrying.

Initially Lindbergh draws the reader into the story with the bustle of activity and good-byes surrounding the preparations for the flight. No sooner has the plane taken off, however, than the metaphor permits the transformation of this seemingly simple story...

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