The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel

de Botton, Alain

| 1996

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In" The Romantic Movement," Alain de Botton explores the progress of a love affair from first meeting to breaking up, intercut with musings on the nature of art of love. The relationship between Alice, an advertising executive, and Eric, a banker, is examined at every stage, supplemented by quizzes and line drawings by the author and commentary by a chorus of great philosophers, from Descartes to Plato to Aretha Franklin. "The Romantic Movement" will charm readers and lovers alike with wit, insight, and intelligence.

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