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