Love Story

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Harper Collins, Jan 18, 2005 - Fiction - 144 pages
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He is Oliver Barett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law.

She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe.

Opposites in nearly every way, Oliver and Jenny immediately attract, sharing a love that defies everything ... yet will end too soon. Here is a love that will linger in your heart now and forever.


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Love Story, a title grabs eyeballs at the first sight. A fast paced and intriguing story. Set in the 1970's, the story revolves around a rich boy Oliver barret IV and a magnificent beauty, Jennifer ... Read full review

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Page 1 - What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful. And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles. And me.
Page 54 - What I had loved so much about Jenny was her ability to see inside me, to understand things I never needed to carve out in words. She was still doing it. But could I face the fact that I wasn't perfect? Christ, she had already faced my imperfection and her own. Christ, how unworthy I felt!
Page 34 - Our first physical encounter was the polar opposite of our first verbal one. . . . This was the real Jenny — the soft one, whose touch was so light and loving." The real Jenny is as different from the clever one as the "unlesson'd girl
Page 127 - Would you please hold me very tight?" she asked. I put my hand on her forearm — Christ, so thin — and gave it a little squeeze. "No, Oliver," she said, "really hold me. Next to me".
Page 56 - As if to compensate for my loudness, Oliver III aimed his next words at me in a biting whisper: "Marry her now, and I will not give you the time of day.
Page 32 - have laughed and severely questioned the femininity of the girl involved," if told "that Oliver Barrett IV had been dating a young lady daily for three weeks and had not slept with her.
Page 13 - I let my whole pleasantly aching body slide into the whirlpool, closed my eyes and just sat there, up to my neck in warmth. Ahhhhhhh. Jesus! Jenny would be waiting outside. I hope! Still! Jesus! How long had I lingered in that comfort while she was out there in the Cambridge cold? I set a new record for getting dressed. I wasn't even quite dry as I pushed open the center door of Dillon. The cold air hit me. God, was it freezing. And dark.
Page 14 - Jennifer lightly on the forehead, then kisses her "not on the forehead, and not lightly." "It lasted a long nice time," is his only reaction to the experience, while she merely doesn't like the fact that she likes it.

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About the author (2005)

Erich Segal's first three novels, Love Story, Oliver's Story, and Man, Woman and Child, were all international bestsellers and became major motion pictures. His fourth novel, The Class, was a New York Times bestseller and won literary prizes in both France and Italy. Segal is also the author of Doctors, and most recently, Acts of Faith and Prizes.

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