French Lovers: From Heloise and Abelard to Beauvoir and Sartre

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Arbor House, 1987 - History - 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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A history of love as typified by ten famous French couplesbeginning with Heloise and Abelard and ending with Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. The author also presents the stories of Moliere ... Read full review

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