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Forbidden Fruit By Peter Abelard

Forbidden Fruit
by Peter Abelard

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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. Part of the "Great Loves" series, which introduces you to love's endless possibilities and extremities, this title features their letters which tell the story of their doomed romance.
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Forbidden Fruit: From the Letters of Abelard and Heloise by Peter Abelard

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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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.

Additional information

GOR001417220
Forbidden Fruit: From the Letters of Abelard and Heloise by Peter Abelard
Peter Abelard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-08-02
128
0141032774
9780141032771
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.