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.
This report prepared by A. Bentley