The Romantic Movement Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Romantic Movement charts the relationship of a man and a woman. More specifically it charts the relationship of Alice, a young and somewhat idealistic advertising executive, and Eric, a slightly older and more cynical banker. The novel begins with Alice who finds herself single and lonely in a world of seemingly happy couples. She meets Eric at a dinner party and their relationship begins. At first they are in love with love, later they are in love with each other, until finally they yearn to be in love with someone else. The narrator analyzes the progress of their affair at each stage giving us insights into Alice and Eric, their relationship, and the nature of romance and art in general.   
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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