The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard

Introducer: Michael Clanchy

Translator: Betty Radice

  • Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: 27 Nov 2003
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Synopsis

The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world-ãs 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.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780140448993
  • Size: 129 x 198mm
  • Pages: 384
  • Published: 27 Nov 2003
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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