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The Invention of Love (Paperback)

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"Vintage Stoppard in its intelligence and wit." --VarietyIt is 1936, and A. E. Housman is being ferried across the river Styx, glad to be dead at last--yet his memories are dramatically alive. Confronting his younger self from the vantage of death, Housman thinks back to the man he loved, who could not return his feelings, and considers the Oxford of his youth, suffused with the flamboyant influence of the Wildean Aesthetic movement and the restrictions of High Victorian morality. Winner of the Evening Standard's Best Play Award, The Invention of Love inhabits Housman's imagination as if a dream, illuminating both the pain of hopeless love and the passion displaced into poetry.

About the Author

Tom Stoppard is the author of such seminal works as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, Travesties, and the trilogy The Coast of Utopia. His screen credits include Parade's End, Shakespeare in Love, Enigma, Empire of the Sun, and Anna Karenina.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802160782
ISBN-10: 0802160786
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English