Our first contribution to Throwback Thursday, is the classic Love Story.
Love means never having to say you're sorry-
This is the wonderful, tumultuous, heartfelt story of Oliver Barrett IV and Jenny Cavilleri--the story of a rich Harvard jock and a wisecracking Radcliffe music major who have nothing in common but love . . . and everything else to share but time. Funny and flip, sad and poignant, Erich Segal's magnificent novel will grab you, hold you, and stay with you forever. You, like more than twenty million others, will fall in love with Love Story.
How does it compare with today's romance books? Well, it was a lot cleaner, sweeter read. It had the old standby story of parents not approving of the love. The two that are in love of course rebel and go off and get married anyway. Another difference is Love Story is so much more realistic, they have money problems. When is the last time you read a romance novel and they had money problems? They say they do but, they still do everything they want and get everything they want.
I give Love Story 4 stars
P.S. Wasn't Ryan O'Neal a cutie?
Cover's through the years
Covers from around the world
What Wikipedia says about Love Story-
Original title- Love Story
Country- United States
Genre- Romance novel
Publisher- Harper & Row (USA), Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Publication date- February 14, 1970
Media type- Hardcover, paperback (now it is available on e-readers and audio)
Followed by- Oliver's Story
Love Story is a 1970 romance novel by American writer Erich Segal. The book's origins lay in a screenplay that Segal wrote, and that was subsequently approved for production by Paramount Pictures. Paramount requested that Segal adapt the story into novel form as a preview of sorts for the film. The novel was released on February 14, 1970, Valentine's Day. Portions of the story originally appeared in The Ladies' Home Journal.[clarification needed] Love Story became the top-selling work of fiction for all of 1970 in the United States, and was translated into more than 20 languages. The novel stayed for 41 weeks in The New York Times Best Seller list, reaching the top spot. A sequel, Oliver's Story, was published in 1977. The film (Love Story) was released on December 16, 1970. Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, a 1978 Hindi film, was based on this novel.