The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915951

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 470

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The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Through their letters, we follow the path of their romance from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual separation.

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard,Héloïse

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0140448993

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 0

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Through the letters between Abelard and Heloise, we follow the path of their 12th-century romance, from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual separation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Letter Collection of Peter Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard,Héloïse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198222483

Category: History

Page: 792

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The letters of Abelard and Heloise contain a vivid account of one of the most celebrated love affairs in the western world that raised questions about love, marriage, and religious life in the Middle Ages. This much needed new edition of the Latin text contains English translation, a full introduction, extensive annotation, and detailed indexes.

Abelard and Heloise: The Letters and Other Writings

Author: Peter Abelard,Heloise,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840516

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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The most comprehensive compilation of the works of Abelard and Heloise ever presented in a single volume in English, The Letters and Other Writings features an accurate and stylistically faithful new translation of both The Calamities of Peter Abelard and the remarkable letters it sparked between the ill-fated twelfth-century philosopher and his brilliant former student and lover—an exchange whose intellectual passion, formal virtuosity, and psychological drama distinguish it as one of the most extraordinary correspondences in European history. Thanks to this edition, Latin-less readers will be better placed than ever to see why this undisputed milestone in the intellectual life of medieval France is also a masterpiece of Western literature. In addition to the The Calamities and the letters--the first complete English translation of all seven in more than eighty years--this volume includes an Introduction, a map, and a chronology, Abelard's Confession of Faith, letters between Heloise and Peter the Venerable, the Introduction to The Questions of Heloise, and selected songs and poems by Abelard, among them a previously untranslated shaped poem, Open Wide Your Eyes. Extracts of lost letters sometimes ascribed to Abelard and Heloise are given in appendixes.

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard

Publisher: Mint Editions

ISBN: 9781513267685

Category:

Page: 54

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Soon after meeting near the famed city of love, Paris, Heloiseand Abelard fall into a deep and passionate love. Abelard is a well-known man and famous teacher; his students are considered to be lucky to study with him. Heloise, however, surpasses his other students with her multi-linguicism and impressive scholarship. Whether it be fate or their mutual intelligence, Heloise and Abelard make a quick connection. Since Heloise is one of Abelard's pupils, the love quickly invites scandal. When Fulbert, Heloise's uncle and sole guardian, discovers their romance, he forbids it. The two lovers continue their affair in secret, but it becomes impossible to hide when Heloise gets pregnant. After the birth of their son, Heloise is sent away to live in a convent, and Abelard soon follows her suit, becoming a monk after a violent run-in with Fulbert and his friends. Each struggle with their own religious journey, one born from necessity and shelter, the other from devotion. Though apart, Heloise and Abelard try to stay in touch and sustain their love, despite the public scandal and unfavorable odds. Told through a series of letters, witness the intimacy of this 12th century romance. Filled with scandal, passion, and emotion, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise gives readers a personal view into the famed and real-life relationship of Abelard and Heloise. This classic romance has since inspired love stories, while Abelard and Heloise remain legends in French history, and fascinating characters of history. Heloise's embodiment of feminist values provide much needed representation in classic literature. With a brilliant new cover design and a readable font, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise not only tells the true and dramatic story of a forbidden romance, but also offers insight into Middle Age culture and religious life.

The Letters and Other Writings

Author: Peter Abelard,Héloïse,Heloise,Stanley Lombardo

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 7351


Letters and Other Writings features an accurate and stylistically faithful new translation of both The Calamities of Peter Abelard and the remarkable letters it sparked between the ill-fated philosopher and his brilliant former student and lover. The intellectual passion, formal virtuosity, and psychological drama of the exchange distinguish it as one of the most extraordinary correspondences in European history.

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: N.A

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486833372

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 3153


These 12th-century letters offer insights into the thinking of Abelard, a prominent theologian, and the spirited determination of Heloise, an early feminist. Outstanding modern translation by C. K. S. Moncrieff.