Find Your Next Favorite Book
Save up to $20
Our Money-Back Guarantee

ISBN: 0141019972 / ISBN-13: 9780141019970

The History of Love

by

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, "The History of Love" by bestselling author ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $8.71
Change currency
  • The History of Love (Penguin Books Ltd) – Mass-market paperback (2006)
    by Nicole Krauss

    The History of Love

    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd
    2006
    272 pages

    ISBN: 0141019972
    ISBN-13: 9780141019970

    Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, "The History of Love" by bestselling author Nicole Krauss explores the lasting power of the written word and the lasting power of love. 'When I was born my mother named me after every girl in a book my father gave her called "The History of Love"...' Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness. Believing she might discover it in an old book her mother is lovingly translating, she ... Show more

  • 1. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $0.99

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Fair

    Ships from:
    MD, USA

    Description: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ] [ Edition: Reprint ]...

    Show details
  • 2. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $2.39

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    NY, USA

    Description: Used-Good. Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same...

    Show details
  • 3. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $4.00

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Very Good

    Ships from:
    FL, USA

    Description: Very good. B-format paperback. 272 p. Audience: General/trade....

    Show details
  • 4. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $4.13

    Add to Cart

    Description: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book...

    Show details
  • 5. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $4.13

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    IN, USA

    Description: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on...

    Show details
  • 6. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $7.14

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    NY, USA

    Description: Used-Good. Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same...

    Show details
  • 7. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $7.47

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Very Good

    Ships from:
    OR, USA

    Description: Very good.

    Show details
  • 8. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $8.71

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    NJ, USA

    Description: New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller...

    Show details
  • 9. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $10.89

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    NJ, USA

    Description: New Book from multilingual publisher. Shipped from UK within 4...

    Show details
  • 10. Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006

    $10.99

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Very Good

    Ships from:
    NORFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: Very Good. 0141019972 ALL BOOKS SHIPPED WITHIN 1 DAY OF...

    Show details

Reviews of The History of Love

Overall customer rating: 4.500
zazupitts

for wordlovers only

by zazupitts on Jun 9, 2011

Krause is extraordinary! I'd read "Great House" first. This deserves attentive digestion for the full meal appreciation. She has a brilliant way with words, phrases, concepts....speaks well in many tongues. How she weaves the characters and situations together reminds me of Nabakov. This is a must read...but not if you only glide across.

Read more...
HTW1

A Masterpiece

by HTW1 on Jun 18, 2010

Just read this recently and it's now one of my all-time favorites. I finished it, then immediately read it again--something I never do. It's simply breathtaking, from the plot, to the pacing, to the character development. The writing style is impeccable. It's a must read.

DeMarie

For all who love or wish to.

by DeMarie on Oct 13, 2007

Alison Krauss has the rare ability to speak for the widest range of characters in the most convincing and deeply touching voice. I will never miss one of her books.

lifeinsomniac

Good Book Using a Difficult Subject

by lifeinsomniac on Apr 12, 2007

"The History of Love" stars Leo Gursky, an elderly Polish gentleman who lives in New York, having escaped Poland just before the Nazi invasion. When he was a young man, he fell in love with a local girl and was inspired to write a novel entitled "The History of Love." Along side Leo's story is the story of a girl named Alma Singer, a young teenager who was named after the main character in a novel entitled "The History of Love." Slowly, Alma and Leo's stories begin to converge in an ending that is both cinematically sentimental and oddly moving. I've always raised my eyebrows at fiction that centers around characters who survive a monumental tragedy. And by that I mean tragedy that is of an epic scale (9/11, the Holocaust, WWII, etc.). Usually an author can't help but overindulge in one cliche after another on the resilency of the human spirit, the nature of courage, the power of love, blah, blah, blah. I'm not saying survival of such a harrowing experience is a bad subject for a book. I just think the subject deserves better than the tripe that's out there. Still, I give praise for Krauss handling the topic pretty skillfully. There are moments when she does overplay the poignancy, but in general, her writing is concise enough and her story's structure straightforward enough, to keep the overall tale a nice read.

Read more...
Customer rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Would recommend?: Yes  1 out of 2
Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The History of Love

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to The History of Love

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!