Everyone - or almost everyone - falls in love. It's so commonplace an event that the world hardly notices it happen, yet most lovers it marks indelibly. Concentrating on the heady, intense and often anguished state that is the beginning of a love affair, Sheila Sullivan analyses the psychological processes that allow normally rational people to lose their reason. With a wide range of literary reference she shows how different ages have responded to this curious state and discovers that for at least 3,000 years the characteristics of falling in love have barely changed. Clear-headed and wise, this is an indispensable guide around the strange territory of a love affair.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2000