Love Story (Mass Market)

By Erich Segal

Avon, 9780380017607, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/21/2011)
Paperback (1/18/2005)
Library Binding (11/1/1997)

List Price: 7.99*
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“Funny, touching and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be.”  --San Francisco Examiner

The basis for the 1970 film starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw, Erich Segal's Love Story is an enduring classic that has captured hearts for nearly 50 years.

It is the story of Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law, and Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe.

Oliver and Jenny - kindred spirits from different worlds - meet, talk, question, answer and fall for each other so deeply that no one, themselves included, can understand it. So instead of trying to understand it, they accept it and live it as best they can.

This is their story - a story of two young people and a love so uncompromising it will bring joy to your heat and tears to your eyes. It is the story that told the world, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

About the Author

Erich Segal's first three novels, Love Story, Oliver's Story, and Man, Woman and Child, were all international bestsellers and became major motion pictures. His fourth novel, The Class, was a New York Times bestseller and won literary prizes in both France and Italy. Segal is also the author of Doctors and Acts of Faith and Prizes.

Praise For Love Story

“Not just a story—Love Story is an experience. The reader who responds to this little book will feel less like a reader than an unwritten Segal character, living it all out from the inside … In this ‘love story’ you are not just an observer.”
Christian Science Monitor

“For someone who is in love, or was in love, or hopes to be in love.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Funny, touching and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be.”
San Francisco Examiner

“It’s incredible...A poignant of novel of nostalgia and romance.”
— Washington Post

“This is a tender and revealing and moving book with open language and the irreverence, the humor, the commitment.”
— Cleveland Plain Dealer

“It is entertaining, fast paced, witty...but in the end, touching and sincere.”
St. Louis Globe Democrat

“If your emotions still are available to vibrate, here is a story that will shake you up...It is full of humor that sometimes tickles and sometimes stings.”
— Associated Press

“The most poignant romance that Journal editors have read in a year’s time.”
Ladies’ Home Journal

“A very simple, immensely appealing love story...”
— Publishers Weekly