Heloise and Abelard by Régine Pernoud [FIRST EDITION]
FIRST EDITION  STEIN AND DAY
First English Language Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket in excellent condition. Some minor wear to DJ; housed in protective mylar cover. Book is excellent; one extremely faint blemish to cover. Seal and signature of original owner on flyleaf paper and a second seal on title page.
Translated by Peter Wiles.
This book traces the course of one of the most celebrated & influential relationships in European history. The drama of its beginnings--the discovery of their affair, the illegitimate child, the secret marriage, the castration of Abelard by agents of Heloise's vengeful uncle, the separation when both Heloise & Abelard took religious vows--as only a foretaste of both the tragedy &the beauty of their love.