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The Oxford Book of English Love Stories

The Oxford Book of English Love Stories Adulterous love marital love virginal love religious devotion agape lust eros there are an infinite variety of meanings that can be packed into the four letters that spell love and writers of f

  • Title: The Oxford Book of English Love Stories
  • Author: John Sutherland
  • ISBN: 9780192142375
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Adulterous love, marital love, virginal love, religious devotion, agape, lust, eros there are an infinite variety of meanings that can be packed into the four letters that spell love, and writers of fiction have been trying for centuries to plumb its depths We turn to literature in large part to learn what love is and what it should be, and readers of The Oxford Book ofAdulterous love, marital love, virginal love, religious devotion, agape, lust, eros there are an infinite variety of meanings that can be packed into the four letters that spell love, and writers of fiction have been trying for centuries to plumb its depths We turn to literature in large part to learn what love is and what it should be, and readers of The Oxford Book of English Love Stories will find consolation and inspiration in equal measure from some of the sharpest observers of this most essential human emotion From the bittersweet ending of Trollope s ultra Trollopian The Parson s Daughter of Oxney Colne to the intricate rituals of courtship in Sylvia Plath s Stone Boy with Dolphin to Paul Theroux s sardonic study of innocence in An English Unofficial Rose, this collection is a looking glass into the many moods of love Editor John Sutherland has searched two centuries of English literature to select twenty eight wholly original works, choosing those that best represent the rich and varied nature of love itself Readers will find stories by Mary Shelley, W M Thackeray, Thomas Hardy, H G Wells, John Galsworthy, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, Graham Greene, and many others, all of which explore the infinite varieties of love and its shifting rules Indeed, the rules of the game of love tend to change with every new set of players and with each generation In D.H Lawrence s Samson and Delilah, the game is violent and fraught with physical injury In Katherine Mansfield s Something Childish but very Natural, love is reminiscent of two people playing chess blindfolded And, in Joyce Cary s The Tunnel, it seems that the lovers cannot, tantalizingly, even get themselves on to the same playing field Bittersweet endings, ironic angles on traditional platitudes, and other surprises make the insights of writers such as Elizabeth Bowen, W Somerset Maugham, or V S Pritchett always fresh and challenging Simple or sophisticated, sometimes hilarious and often very moving, The Oxford Book of English Love Stories brings a delightful perspective to the mysteries of love.

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    1. A pity doesn't do half stars. Because this review is for 4 1/2 stars. Arranged chronologically, I didn't quite take to some two or three tales; the first one, by Aphra Behn, I didn't get at all (it was too archaic for this dense reader), ditto with The Wish House by Kipling, some of whose short stories I hold dear. Add to this Elizabeth Bowen's A Love Story--what was that all about? In the hope that I may still be moved by some of the engaging to very powerful stories in this collection, below [...]

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