“Imagine, of all impossible things, a young British Woody Allen with the benefit of a classical education and you have the nameless and exquisitely erudite narrator of On Love, a first novel by Alain de Botton, who seems to have been born to write.” Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe
978-0-8021-4240-5 • $16.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2006
On Love is globally bestselling novelist-philosopher Alain De Botton’s iconic debutthe novel that launched his decorated literary career; and a funny, profound, and searingly true-to-life exploration of love.
A man and a woman meet over casual conversation on a flight from Paris to London, and so begins a love storyfrom fist kiss to first argument, elation to heartbreak, and everything in between. Each stage of the relationship is illuminated with starling clarity, as de Botton explores emotions often felt but rarely understood. Now, in tandem with the arrival of The Course of Lovede Botton’s first novel in twenty years and one about mature lovewe celebrate the timeless debut about young love that serves as The Course of Love’s precursor and companion.
Reissued with a brilliant introduction by the New York Times bestselling author of How Should a Person Be?, Shelia Heti, On Love is a contemporary classic that should be read by anyone who has ever fallen in love.