The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

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Picador, May 15, 1996 - Fiction - 326 pages
21 Reviews
In The Romantic Movement, Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. The Romantic Movement will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

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Review: The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

User Review  - Vonia - Goodreads

Alain de Botton, I love you. The only author I know who makes Philosophy, Psychology, etcetera, so much fun. Using the story of twenty-four year old Alice & her relationship with Eric as a vessel to ... Read full review

Review: The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

It seems others have loved this book. However, I felt it was quite disappointing after having read On Love. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Alain de Botton was born in Switzerland in 1969, educated at Cambridge, and lives in London. He is the author of The Romantic Movement (Picador) and How Proust Can Change Your Life. His first novel, On Love, was published in fifteen countries, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction.

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