'Love means never having to say you're sorry.' The heartbreaking international phenomenon that has sold well over 21 million copies, now in a stunning and classic new edition.
He is Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law. She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. Opposites in nearly every way. But they fell in love.
This is their story.
Iconic . . . Tissues at the ready! - My Weekly
Beautifully written . . . profoundly moving - Sunday Express
A lump forms in the throat and starts growing until it feels like a football coming up sideways. You either fight it or let it out. - New York Times
We loved it and we think you'll love it too - Sun
Incredible . . . A poignant novel of nostalgia and romance. - Washington Post
Funny, touching, and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be. - San Francisco Examiner
Erich Segal was born in Brooklyn in 1937 and graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in 1958, followed by a Masters and a Doctorate. He first made his name as an academic writer in the field of classical literature before moving on to write the book that made him famous - LOVE STORY, which published in 1970 and went on to sell over 21 million copies worldwide - and seven other romantic bestsellers. In 1998 he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur from the French government. He was married and had two children. Erich Segal died in London in 2010.