When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a
passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys
everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never
happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy. United by the theme
of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand
years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's
endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love,
platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love,
parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love,
not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love . . . .

James Baldwin—Giovanni's Room

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