Love Story

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Buccaneer Books, 1970 - Fiction - 125 pages
740 Reviews
This is the wonderful, tumultuous, heartfelt story of Oliver Barrett IV and Jenny Cavilleri--the story of a rich Harvard jock and a wisecracking Radcliffe music major who have nothing in common but love . . . and everything else to share but time. Funny and flip, sad and poignant, Erich Segal's magnificent novel will grab you, hold you, and stay with you forever. You, like more than twenty million others, will fall in love with "Love Story."

"Not just a story-- "Love Story" is an experience. The reader who responds to this little book will feel less like a reader than an unwritten Segal character, living it all out from the inside... In this 'love story' you are not just an observer."-- "Christian Science Monitor."

"Funny, touching and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be."-- "San Francisco Examiner"

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It is a simple love story. - Goodreads
A fairly typical plot. - Goodreads
Really sad love story. - Goodreads
I loved the casual way of Writing. - Goodreads
I use to read Love Story for a good cry as a teenager. - Goodreads
I thought Erich Segal's "Love Story" would be great. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Panos Dionysopoulos - Goodreads

A book of pure, unadulterated hate. For kids. Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Gravley - Goodreads

I thought I should finally read this book since approximately 50% of my generation is named Jennifer. (My parents always maintained that they didn't know anyone named Jennifer when they picked it.) I ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1970)

Erich Segal was a writer, educator, and screenwriter. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 16, 1937. He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in 1958, a M.A. in 1959, and a Ph.D. in 1964. Segal began a teaching career at Harvard University before moving to Yale University in 1964. He was also a visiting professor in classics at Princeton University and the University of Munich. He achieved international acclaim for his verse translations of Roman playwright Plautus and delivered papers before the American Philological Association and the American Comparative Literature Association. Segal collaborated on the 1958 Harvard Hasty Pudding Club production and wrote several Hollywood screenplays, including the 1968 animated Beatles film, Yellow Submarine and A Change of Seasons. His most famous novel was Love Story, written in 1970. The book was made into a film in 1970. He received a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for his screenplay. His other novels include Oliver's Story, The Class, and Doctors. He died of a heart attack on January 17, 2010 at the age of 72.

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