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  • Published: 28 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241962121
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Course of Love




A philosophical novel about modern relationships, from the bestselling author of The Consolations of Philosophy

Rabih and Kirsten meet, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact, it is only the beginning.

Over the years this ordinary couple will miscommunicate and misunderstand each other, will worry about money, will have first a girl and then a boy. One of them will have an affair, one will think about it. Both will have doubts. This will be the real love story.

Twenty-first century depictions of love and marriage are shaped by a set of Romantic myths and misconceptions. With his trademark warmth and wit, Alain de Botton explores the complex landscape of a modern relationship, presenting a realistic case study for marriage and examining what it might mean to love, to be loved - and to stay in love.

  • Published: 28 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241962121
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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