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Courtly love and romance has been the topic of literature throughout the ages. Read more about the stories, poetry, and other works...
  1. Courtly Love
  2. Love Literature
  3. Love Poetry
  4. Sex

Abelard and Heloise
Abelard and Heloise are one of the most celebrated couples of all time, known for their love affair ... and for the tragedy that separated them.

Adultery Novels
Is it love, sex, or adultery? Some of the greatest novels in literature involve forbidden love, but what consequences do the characters face? Does the marriage last after the infidelity is over? Read these novels about adultery, and find out what happens after the passion has ended. Discover "The Scarlet Letter," "Madame Bovary," "The Canterbury...

Books About First Loves in Literature
A person's first love is unforgettable... Read what classic writers have written about the first time characters fall in love.

Books About Love Literature
There's a great deal of poetry and other literature that has love as a theme or focus. Take a look at these works to learn more about the literature of love. Enjoy!

Game of Love: Restoration Comedy
A comedy is usually a light, rather amusing, play that deals with contemporary life and manners. Such a drama often has a satirical slant, but ends happily.

Love and Other Dangerous Affairs
One of the greatest literary artists of all time — Gustave Flaubert — was prosecuted for "offenses against public morals" for "Madame Bovary"...

Love is ...
Do you really know what love is? Some of the greatest writers in history talk about it...

Of Love - Francis Bacon
In "Of Love," Francis Bacon writes, "The stage is more beholding to love, that the life of man. For as to the stage, love is ever matter of comedies, and now and then of tragedies; but in life it doth much mischief; sometimes like a siren, sometimes like a fury."

The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas
A classic Welsh writer, Dylan Thomas is one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He once wrote of himself: "I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my inquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, downthrow and upheaval, and my effort is their self expression."

The Story of Launcelot: The Lady of Shalott - Bulfinch
Read "The Story of Launcelot: The Lady of Shalott," by Thomas Bulfinch.

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