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Oliver Barret IV is a rich Harvord jock. Jenny Cavilleri is a wisecracking Radcliffe music major. They have nothing in common. They fall in love. Oliver Barret IV hates the way his father speaks and the ways he behaves. Jenny's father Phil is a Widower and he lives for her daughter. Jenny gets a scholarship in a music college at Paris, but she drops the offer.
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Oliver and Jenny get married with Phil's permission, but Oliver Barret III disagree, so Barret IV and fights about it. Jenny and Oliver start to make their life with their own earnings. They rent an apartment for Low Cost. Oliver graduates from law college and is offered a good job.

Their lifestyle changes, they move into costly apartment. They plan to get a child.But soon they realize that teproduction is somewhat more difficult than love making.
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Erich Segal's "Love Story" written almost as an advertisement to the Movie "Love Story" before its release, is a short, sweet and somewhat superficial story of young love between two Ivy League scholars. Set in 1970, and written as a contemporary novel, Love Story explores the reminisces of a young widower as he looks back on the short time he had with his young wife. The novel's dialogue is quick, funny and fresh even by today's standards. A sub plot explores the protagonist's aristocratic background and his estranged relationship with his father and his need for acceptance without petitioning it. Short, sweet and timeless. You can read this book in a good two hours.
The review of this Book prepared by Kathleen

Two persons meet and fall in love. He is the son of a well-known politician and she is a poor girl.
Altough they marry. At the end she dies because of a cancer.
The review of this Book prepared by Rebecca Meindl

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him Matchbreaker    -   Yes Matchbreaker is    -   Dad

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Sex makes him    -   mature    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   mature


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Focus of story    -   equally on him and her

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