THE IMMORTAL LOVERS: HELOISE AND ABELARD by Marjorie Worthington

THE IMMORTAL LOVERS: HELOISE AND ABELARD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The result of two years of extensive and detailed research is evident not only in the appended bibliography, but throughout this entire book which relates in a living and fascinating manner the lives of those immortal lovers of France's 12th century --Heloise and Abelard. This sensitive and brilliantly achieved resuscitation of two highlights of intellectual, theological, and romantic history is as engrossingly continuous, alive and vivid to the 20th century reader as its characters were to their contemporaries. The intimate story of two great intellects and two passionate hearts is the exalting, yet tragic one of the creators of a monumental love, who shared their sin together, but suffered its eternal punishment and repentance separately. With the aid of quotations from the letters of Heloise and Abelard, and a delicately human imagination, the author effects a masterpiece of historical reconstruction which renders this book not only authentic, but profoundly and realistically moving.

Publisher: Doubleday