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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin Classics)

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin Classics)
Author: Peter Abelard - Heloise
ISBN 13: 9780140448993
ISBN 10: 140448993
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2004-04-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $16.00

The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most dramatic and well-known love affairs. It is told through the letters of French philosopher Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil Heloise. Through their impassioned writings unfolds the story of a romance, from its reckless, ecstatic beginnings to the public scandal, enforced secret marriage, and devastating consequences that followed. These eloquent and intimate letters express a vast range of emotions from adoration and devotion to reproach, indignation, and grief, and offer a fascinating insight into religious life in the Middle Ages.