The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
What does it mean to live happily ever after?
At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet? The answer comes easily - it's a happy story, one they both love to tell. But there is a second part to this story, the answer to a question their friends never ask: what happened next?
Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact, it is only the beginning.
From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage. It is the story of modern relationships and how to survive them. Playful, wise and profoundly moving, The Course of Love is a delightful return to the novel by Alain de Botton, twenty years after his debut Essays in Love.
Paperback | 240 pages
153 x 234 x 17mm | 318g
01 Apr 2016
Penguin Books Ltd
Hamish Hamilton Ltd
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and slight ageing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal (barely visible) but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.