The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise. by ABERLARD and…

The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise. by ABERLARD and HELOISE.

~ The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise. London: J.M Dent & Sons, [The Temple Classics], 1920.

8vo (151 × 89 mm), pp. [8], 132, [2], plus engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf with panelled gilt spine. Spine slightly faded, a nice copy.

This edition was first published in 1901. The original letters of Abelard and Heloise date back to c.1128 and tell the story of a passionate, but tragic love affair between thirty seven year old Abelard, the most celebrated man of his day and Heloise, a beautiful and learned woman of nineteen.

Keywords: english, french, literature
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