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    The Romantic Movement (Paperback) By (author) Alain de Botton

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    DescriptionThe Romantic Movement is the story of its beguiling heroine Alice and her quest for love, cataloguing the progress of her affair with Eric in all its thrills and pitfalls. Delightfully funny as well as moving, the novel elaborates on the psychology of men and women in love, posing and answering a hot of questions from 'How does one come to know one's partner' to 'What is the link between love, sex and shopping?' 'Alain de Botton is a marvellous writer, and his novels are bliss to read if, like me, you are fascinated by what couples are like when they are alone together, and what is really going on in their minds' Ysenda Maxton Graham, Evening Standard 'It takes a most accomplished novelist to take the prosaic, ordinary routines of an unexceptional love affair and transform them into an exquisitely written and learned study of love in the real world. But this is what Alain de Botton has done ...This novel is nothing less than a guide to the lies, truths, and foibles of modern love' Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Times 'His books are original hybrids, part novel, part philosophical reverie. They are solemn, ridiculous, charming and funny' Kate Kellaway, Observer


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    Title
    The Romantic Movement
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain de Botton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330335898
    ISBN 10: 0330335898
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Illustrations note
    diagrams, line drawings
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    08 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    ""The Romantic Movement "sheds light on the nature of relationships . . . The method of telling much and showing little produces a good deal of wit, cogency, and humor."--John Updike, "The New Yorker" "A reader gets whiffs of Donald Barthelme, Julian Barnes, Woody Allen, the films of Eric Rohmer . . . Mr. de Botton borrows exuberantly, and well, from his forebears . . . therein lies the buoyant charm of the approach."--Lisa Zeidner, "The New York Times Book Review"
    Review text
    The psychology of men and women in love is explored through the story of a relationship. (Kirkus UK)