French lovers: from Heloise and Abelard to Beauvoir and Sartre

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Arbor House, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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A bestseller in France, this book traces a wholly original path through Western attitudes towards love from medieval times to our own. The story of liberated Heloise and the ill-fated Abelard begins the journey, and the seemingly modern Sartre and his feminist lover Simone Beauvoir end it.

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