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How the French Created Love by Marilyn Yalom

"The misleadingly titled How the French Invented Love by Marilyn Yalom is fascinating not because it presents a more desirable love than is found in English and American attitudes....The author, rather, introduces us to 'French love' as a fascinating prism of attitudes to erotic love, at times obsessively jealous or cruelly indifferent, but never dull....Despite the title, the book is an 'entree' to a literary feast of passion and heartbreak that I don't think will disappoint—strict Calvinists and Puritans excepted."

Gerald's full review is Between the Covers here.

How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062048318
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 23rd, 2012