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Love story

Love story

Segal, Erich, 1937-2010, author

Oliver Barrett IV is a rich jock from a stuffy Wasp family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law. Jenny Cavilleri is a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. They are opposites in nearly every way - but they fell in love. This is their story

Paperback, Book. English. Love stories. General.
New] edition
Published London: Hodder, 2013

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Erich Segal
Edition statement: with an introduction by Francesca Segal.
ISBN: 1444768387, 1444768395, 9781444768381, 9781444768398
Note: Previous edition: New York: Harper & Row, 1970.
Physical Description: x, 133 pages ; 20 cm

Author note

Erich Segal was born in Brooklyn in 1937 and graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in 1958, followed by a Masters and a Doctorate. He first made his name as an academic writer in the field of classical literature before moving on to write the book that made him famous - LOVE STORY, which published in 1970 and went on to sell over 21 million copies worldwide - and seven other romantic bestsellers. In 1998 he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur from the French government. He was married and had two children. Erich Segal died in London in 2010.

Description

He is Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law.

She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe.

Opposites in nearly every way. But they fell in love.

This is their story.

Reviews

Iconic . . . Tissues at the ready!||Beautifully written . . . profoundly moving||A lump forms in the throat and starts growing until it feels like a football coming up sideways. You either fight it or let it out.||We loved it and we think you'll love it too||Incredible . . . A poignant novel of nostalgia and romance.||Funny, touching, and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be.