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Love Story (English)

Author: Erich Segal
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Language: English
Length: 144 Pages
Publisher: Hodder And Stoughton
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Love Story is a best-selling novel by author and screenwriter Erich Segal who also wrote the screenplay for a movie of the same name.

Summary Of The Book

One of the highest selling fiction novels of all time and probably one of the most widely read romance novels, Love Story is a tale of how two people from very different worlds fall in love with each other and fight for their love.

The male protagonist of the book is Oliver Barrett IV, a student at Harvard Law School and the heir of a wealthy family. Jennifer Cavilleri, a music major at Radcliffe College, who is the daughter of a baker from Rhode Island is from a different world altogether. The book describes how such polar opposites can fall in love and how their unmatched passion dominates their lives and takes them on a beautiful yet tragic journey.

Characters in the book have also drawn inspiration from popular personalities Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones, who were roommates. The author met the two at Harvard in 1968.

Love Story sold more than 21 million copies and it was translated into more than 33 different languages. The book was released on Valentine’s Day in the year 1970 and was in The New York Times Best Seller list for a total of 41 weeks and reached the top spot too.

The book was based on the screenplay that author Erich Segal wrote for a movie of the same title that was released in December, 1970. He was asked by the studio, Paramount Pictures, to write the novelization of the movie to act as a preview of it.

About Erich Segal

Erich Segal is a popular writer, screenwriter and educator, who has written best-selling novels and hit motion pictures during his career.

The author’s other books include Prizes, The Class, Doctors, and Oliver’s Story.

Erich Segal has received a Master’s degree, as well as a doctorate at Harvard university, where many of his books are set. He was a professor of Greek and Latin and has taught at universities such as Harvard University and Princeton University. The late author had a wife and two daughters and died of Parkinson’s in the year 2010.

Specifications of Love Story (English) (Paperback)

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Author Erich Segal
Book Details
Publisher Hodder And Stoughton
Imprint Hodder Paperbacks
Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13 9780340125083
ISBN-10 034012508X
Language English
Edition 1st
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 144 Pages
Dimensions
Width 11.0 inch
Height 177.0 inch
Depth 11 inch
Weight 80.0 Grams
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Sonia
15 Nov 2012
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OK OK

I dunno why but I am not finding it so good. I was bored to read this. I have read many better love stories then this. This story did not touch my heart. Nicholas Sparks books are really good compared to this one.

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Richi S
17 Sep 2012
Love !!

I haven???t bought the book from flipkart, but this one is worth a review!
A must read for all who wants to understand what love is all about. Loved Jenny's character.
I loved the book, can be finished in one go! Would recommend it to all.

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Honey Sharma
01 Feb 2012
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This is An awesome love story book I've ever read.

A great love story that says all things about love,
defination of love. very nice story,
who likes love story, must read this book.
quality of good was very nice.well packed.
flipkart delivered it injust 2 days.
it is written 40 years before, but still likes by many peoples.
love never changes.

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Akanksha Gupta
20 Mar 2012
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Heartwarming

Love Story is one of those books which I can read again and again. Last time I read the book nearly 5-6 years back but somehow I lost my copy of Love Story. So just for the sake of adding it back to my collection I ordered this book. And I must say, reading it after so long was as wonderful as reading it for the first time. The love between Oliver and Jennifer is so pure and unpretentious that you can't resist falling in love with their love story. I didn't expect that I would still have tears in my eyes when Jenny dies (I mean had I not already read the whole scene before and cried over it... ()

Love Story is one of those books which I can read again and again. Last time I read the book nearly 5-6 years back but somehow I lost my copy of Love Story. So just for the sake of adding it back to my collection I ordered this book. And I must say, reading it after so long was as wonderful as reading it for the first time. The love between Oliver and Jennifer is so pure and unpretentious that you can't resist falling in love with their love story. I didn't expect that I would still have tears in my eyes when Jenny dies (I mean had I not already read the whole scene before and cried over it...
Love Story is one of those books which I can read again and again. Last time I read the book nearly 5-6 years back but somehow I lost my copy of Love Story. So just for the sake of adding it back to my collection I ordered this book. And I must say, reading it after so long was as wonderful as reading it for the first time. The love between Oliver and Jennifer is so pure and unpretentious that you can't resist falling in love with their love story. I didn't expect that I would still have tears in my eyes when Jenny dies (I mean had I not already read the whole scene before and cried over it!). But that's the magic of Erich Segal. Only one complaint - it ends too soon. I wish I could have more of Oliver and Jenny.
Its a masterpiece and if you are a romantic you just cannot miss this book. Go grab it.
Thumbs up to flipkart for their excellent service!

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Sundeep RK
21 Oct 2011
Best of love stories... as I heard it is.

Best of love stories... as I heard it is.

First of all, about the edition. It was nice. Big Fonts. Less text per page. Anyone can read it at a pace of a page per 45 seconds. So a perfect edition for a guy like me.

Now about the story. This is my kind story. I've always like love stories, in which either of the leads die. Just like movies - A walk to remember, Sweet November, PS I love you... So this is a feast for me. A perfect love.. story.

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Sayan Sarkar
29 Jun 2014
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love means never having to say you are sorry....

Pages are not so good but Delivery on the time....
One of the most adored novels of our time, this is the book that defined a generation
???a story of uncompromising devotion, of life as it really is . . . and love that changes everything
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Sunder Singh
02 Jun 2014
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Superb Book!!

I love the 'Love Story'..!! The book is fab.. If you want purchase the book with different cover on it.. the old cover is great..! :) (View complete review)

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Subrato Goswami
03 Apr 2014
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Nice book

Good read, thoroughly enjoyed for a single read.
But it was a very short story. Could have been much longer
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Gladson Uchil
25 Dec 2013
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Great book...classic Eric Segal

This is the Second Best book from Eric Segal after Doctors. Touching emotions brought out lucidly by the master storyteller. (View complete review)

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Arup Sarkar
08 Dec 2013
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Story that I wanna read again!

I read this book few years ago as a ebook. Later, I found, that I want to read it again. So, this time ordered its paperback on flipkart with a good amount of discount. I will not express any praise about how good the story is. I will just say if you are going to read this book for the first time... (View complete review)

    Book: Love Story (English) by Erich Segal
    ISBN Number: 034012508X, 9780340125083, 978-0340125083

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