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The Romantic Movement

3.79 based on 1320 ratings & 70 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

08 September 95
9780330335898
336
£10.99
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Synopsis

The Romantic Movement is the story of its beguiling heroine Alice and her quest for love, cataloguing the progress of her affair with Eric in all its thrills and pitfalls. Delightfully funny as well as moving, the novel elaborates on the psychology of men and women in love, posing and answering a hot of questions from ‘How does one come to know one’s partner’ to ‘What is the link between love, sex and shopping?’

‘Alain de Botton is a marvellous writer, and his novels are bliss to read if, like me, you are fascinated by what couples are like when they are alone together, and what is really going on in their minds’ Ysenda Maxton Graham, Evening Standard

‘It takes a most accomplished novelist to take the prosaic, ordinary routines of an unexceptional love affair and transform them into an exquisitely written and learned study of love in the real world. But this is what Alain de Botton has done . . . This novel is nothing less than a guide to the lies, truths, and foibles of modern love’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Times

‘His books are original hybrids, part novel, part philosophical reverie. They are solemn, ridiculous, charming and funny’ Kate Kellaway, Observer

About Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton is the author of a number of books that try to throw light on the big challenges of our lives. His books have been sold in thirty-five countries and many have been international bestsellers, including How Proust Can Change Your Life, Essays in Love and The Art of Travel. He is the founder of two social enterprises, the first promoting architecture, Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk), which gets top architects to build holiday homes for rental by everyone. The second enterprise is The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com).