Love Story: 1000 Headwords

Love Story: 1000 Headwords

3.86 (147 ratings by Goodreads)
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This is a love story you won't forget. Oliver Barrett meets Jenny Cavilleri. He plays sports, she plays music. He's rich, and she's poor. They argue, and they fight, and they fall in love. So they get married, and make a home together. They work hard, they enjoy life, they make plans for the future. Then they learn that they don't have much time left. Their story has made people laugh, and cry, all over the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 7mm | 95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New ed of Abridged ed
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0194230082
  • 9780194230087
  • 2,020,142

Review Text

A His and Her bit (the latter in the original sense - this was a one-shot in the L.H.J. and it's not much more developed here) about Oliver Barrett IV, "All Ivy" Harvard Preppie who plays hockey and Jenny Calliveri, a "Cliffie" who plays the harpsichord, and how they fall in love. She says it's her "negative social status" and a way of getting back at Oliver III (the generation gap here is a gulch although it will all be squared off) and when they marry, father and son don't speak at all. But then none of this is for very long - Jenny has leukemia and the last scene will get to you even if you resist the sentimental torsion and have a skin like naugahyde. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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147 ratings
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5 31% (46)
4 35% (51)
3 27% (39)
2 4% (6)
1 3% (5)
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