The Love Sonnets of Abélard and Héloïse ~ Pierre Abélard, Heloise

  • Title: The Love Sonnets of Abelard and Heloise
  • Author: Pierre Abelard, Heloise
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Format: Paperback
  • Source: Own Copy
  • Reviewer: Soo
  • Rating: 1 out of 5

Description:  This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Review:  From a preservation standpoint, I agree that it’s very important to keep old work alive. The illustrative work deserves 3 stars at least!

On a personal note, this is one of the most amateur, poetic pieces I’ve read in a long time. It goes to show that you can write something rather trite and have it published no matter the time. The whole thing sounds like teenage angst fighting a losing battle with lust and infatuation. Never mind that it’s a love affair between an older man and a young woman.

Another adventure into the classics completed.

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