The Oxford Book of English Love Stories

The Oxford Book of English Love Stories

by John Sutherland
     
 

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Love, so the song goes, is a many-splendoured thing. We turn to literature to learn what love is and what it should be, and readers of this collection will find consolation and inspiration in equal measure from some of the astute observers of this most essential human emotion. The twenty-eight stories chosen by John Sutherland reflect something of the infinite

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Love, so the song goes, is a many-splendoured thing. We turn to literature to learn what love is and what it should be, and readers of this collection will find consolation and inspiration in equal measure from some of the astute observers of this most essential human emotion. The twenty-eight stories chosen by John Sutherland reflect something of the infinite diversity of English love, with authors as varied as Sylvia Plath and Aphra Behn, Thomas Hardy and V. S. Pritchett, D. H. Lawrence and Adam Mars-Jones. Simple or sophisticated, sometimes comic, and often very moving, these stories give a delightful perspective on the mysteries of the English in love.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Sophisticated and simple, sometimes comic and often moving."—Women's Weekly

"Love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and varied forms —virginal love, adulterous love, gay love, and so on, are robustly portrayed in a collection which also succeeds in showing how the twenty-eight authors included, approach their theme according to both the social and literary conventions of the their day."—Helen Rennie, Oxford Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192832689
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/17/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.64(h) x 1.08(d)

Meet the Author

John Sutherland, Professor of English at University College, London, has edited numerous World's Classics, including novels by Anthony Trollope and Wilkie Collins. He is Associate General-Editor of Oxford Popular Fiction, and is currently editing The Oxford Companion to Popular Fiction.

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