The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel
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 NovelUser Review - Tyler - Goodreads
Similar de Botton setting, character types and philosophy. London, two successful people, and love through literary eyes and philosophy. Two people brought together through ordinary circumstances and ... Read full review
Review: The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the NovelUser Review - V - Goodreads
This book analyzes the relationship between Alice and Eric, from the first time they meet until...well, I don't want to spoil the ending. Alain de Botton covers pretty much every stage of a ... Read full review