The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

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Macmillan, May 15, 1996 - Fiction - 326 pages
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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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THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT: Sex, Shopping and the Novel

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sometimes diverting, sometimes loquacious and cutesy second novel from de Botton (On Love (1993), who once again combines a twentysomething off-again-on-again relationship with various sorts of mock ... Read full review

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User Review  - Myhi - LibraryThing

Rather boring, when comparing to the other essays of Botton. Between the stories of a regular single woman chasing her dream-guy and the way-too-scientific explanations on the individual-in-love, I ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Alain de Botton was born in Switzerland in 1969, educated at Cambridge, and lives in London. He is the author ofThe 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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