On Love

On Love

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"On Love" is globally bestselling novelist-philosopher Alain De Botton s iconic debutthe novel that launched his decorated literary career; and a funny, profound, and searingly true-to-life exploration of love. A man and a woman meet over casual conversation on a flight from Paris to London, and so begins a love storyfrom fist kiss to first argument, elation to heartbreak, and everything in between. Each stage of the relationship is illuminated with starling clarity, as de Botton explores emotions often felt but rarely understood. Now, in tandem with the arrival of "The Course of Love"de Botton s first novel in twenty years and one about mature love we celebrate the timeless debut about young love that serves as "The Course of Love" s precursor and companion. Reissued with a brilliant introduction by the "New York Times" bestselling author of "How Should a Person Be?," Shelia Heti, "On Love" is a contemporary classic that should be read by anyone who has ever fallen in love."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 126 x 182 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0802142400
  • 9780802142405
  • 23,403

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Praise for ON LOVE: Imagine, of all impossible things, a young British Woody Allen with the benefit of a classical education and you have the nameless and exquisitely erudite narrator of On Love, a first novel by Alain de Botton, who seems to have been born to write. The Boston Globe The book s success has much to do with its beautifully modelled sentences, its wry humor and its unwavering deadpan respect for its reader s intelligence...full of keen observation and flashes of genuine lyricism, acuity and depth. The New Republic Witty, funny, sophisticated, neatly tied up, and full of wise and illuminating insights. The Spectator "A total delight" Josephine Hart The smart and funny On Love is just the strong cup of coffee needed to clear your head after a sticky sweet like On Love is romantic reality. The News & Observer An intricate decontruction of a love affair done in an intellectual, Seinfeldian style. . . . The commentary hits the nail on the head. Amy Sohn"

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