The Romantic Movement : Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

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Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 326 pages
Binding: Softcover
ISBN13: 9780312144036
Physical Form: Book
Size: Medium
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 more