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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,578 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Abelard Narrator: Claire Bloom Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The deepest currents of passion seldom break the surface of literature. Romantic classics abound; but however skilled a writer may be in verbalising an emotional experience, he cannot publicly evoke the heat of blood, the yearning of soul, bared in perfect intimacy between two beings. But letters can do this, and songs never meant to be sung by any but the lover, or the beloved.

The Letters of Heloise and Abelard perpetuate perfectly the bitterness of love thwarted and betrayed. How these letters were preserved no one quite knows. But they are as authentic as the two people from whose tormented lives they were wrung. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joyce | 12/2/2013

    " Never have I been so moved by the billets-doux of lovers past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rose | 10/28/2013

    " I don't read many non-fiction books, but I'm glad this one fell into into my lap. It was interesting, although I'm not sure I'd consider it one of the greatest love stories ever. There isn't enough to understand how their relationship really worked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sally Atkinson | 10/17/2013

    " I loved this book. Reading the letters between these famous lovers was just such a wonderful, intimate experience. It was a glimpse into a time that I knew next to nothing about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caitlin Marineau | 10/10/2013

    " Read this book if only for Heloise. Her letters are lyrical, intelligent, and passionate. Despite the years that have gone by since their tragic affair, and how much Abelard attempts to distance himself from their past, Heloise will not be denied, and her voice rings through the middle ages in a way that almost no other woman's has from that time period. "

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