Heloise and Abelard by Régine Pernoud [FIRST EDITION]

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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.