Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit : From the Letters of Abelard and Heloise

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The illicit relationship between Peter Abelard, a medieval philosopher, and his young pupil Heloise is one of history's most legendary and tragic love affairs. From reckless ecstasy to public scandal and cruel separation, their eloquent and intimate letters tell the story of their passionate, doomed romance. United by the theme of love, the writings in the "Great Loves" series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted, and obsessional love...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 112 x 180 x 8mm | 86g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141032774
  • 9780141032771
  • 418,842

About Peter Abelard

Peter Abelard was a French philosopher and the greatest logician of the 12th century. He taught in Paris, where Heloise was his pupil. After the tragic end of their marriage, she became a nun & he a monk.
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