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The Oxford Book of English Love Stories

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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. Here, The Oxford Book of English L ...more
Paperback, 452 pages
Published April 24th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1996)
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A pity Goodreads 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 collectio
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Certainly not The Oxford Book of Requited English Love Stories.
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John Andrew Sutherland is an English lecturer, emeritus professor, newspaper columnist and author.

Now Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, John Sutherland began his academic career after graduating from the University of Leicester as an assistant lecturer in Edinburgh in 1964. He specialises in Victorian fiction, 20th century literature, an
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