1957 American edition of Love by Stendhal, translated by Gilbert and Suzanne Sale.

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Written by Stendhal. Translated by Gilbert and Suzanne Sale. First English edition, 1957. The Merlin Press. London.

Love is a classic work of French literature that explores the psychology and philosophy of romantic passion. The book is divided into two parts: the first part, On Love, analyzes the nature, causes and effects of love, drawing on examples from history and literature. The second part, The Physiology of Love, presents a fictional dialogue between the author and a young woman named Madame de M., in which they discuss various aspects of love, such as crystallization, jealousy, vanity and boredom. The book is considered one of the earliest and most influential studies of love in Western culture.

Stendhal was the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle, a French writer of the 19th century. He is best known for his novels The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma, which are considered masterpieces of realism and psychological analysis. He also wrote memoirs, travel books, essays and literary criticism. Stendhal was influenced by the ideas of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and he developed a distinctive style of writing that aimed to capture the truth of human nature and emotions.

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Condition: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Lightly bumped at corners; chipped at head of the spine, edge wear at tail; on the back, light sunning along spine. Red cloth cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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