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All you need is love: Love and literature with Susannah Fullerton

All you need is love: Love and literature with Susannah Fullerton

Writers have examined so many different ways of falling in, and out of, love, and literature is full of memorable love stories.

In this lecture series, Susannah Fullerton looks at a selection of great works to highlight different sorts of love.

Image: Lord Frederic Leighton Wedded 1882 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales

9 Tracks
01 Fraternal love: George Eliot and The mill on the Floss
02 Maternal love: DH Lawrence and Sons and lovers
03 Secret love: LP Hartley and The go-between
04 Spiritual love: John Donne and his poems
05 Adulterous love: Leo Tolstoy and Anna Karenina
06 Unequal love: William Hazlitt and Liber amoris
07 Doomed love: Thomas Hardy and Tess of the d’Urbervilles
08 Patriotic love: RL Stevenson and Kidnapped
09 Homosexual love: Oscar Wilde and The happy prince