Love Through The Ages- Prose 

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  • Love Through The Ages- Prose
    • 'The Great Gatsby' F. Scott Fitzgerald
      • 'Took her because he had no real right to take her hand'
      • 'There must have been moment even that afternoon when Daisy crumbled short of his dreams'
        • 'Not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion'
      • 'Let Mr Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife'
      • 'Your wife doesn't love you'
      • 'I love you now- isn't that enough?'
      • Myrtle 'Walking through her husband as if he were a ghost'
      • 'Neither of them can stand the person they're married to'
      • 'A damp gleam of hope sprang in to his light blue eyes'-Wilson
    • 'Enduring Love' Ian McEwan
      • 'I realised sharply how much i missed our old life together, and wondered how we could ever return to such love and fun and easy intimacy'
      • 'Was she beginning to regret her life with me? Could she have met someone?'
      • 'Every gesture, every word i spoke was being stored away, gathered and piled, fuel for his long winter of obsession'
      • 'Sprinting away from our happiness'
      • 'At that moment a chapter, no, a whole stage of my life closed'
      • 'You love me, you love me and there is nothing i can do but return your love'
      • 'Emotional rawness of reconciliation'
      • 'we were affable, we had even made love, briefly’' 
    • 'On Chesil Beach' Ian McEwan
      • 'This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing'
      • 'Love and patience- if only he had them both at once'
      • 'They barely knew each other'
      • Florence: 'Unsensual, utterly without desire'
    • 'Rebecca' Daphne de Maurier
      • 'I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love, for it is a fever, and a burden'
      • 'Rebecca would never grow old. Rebecca would always be the same.'
      • 'We were like two performers in a play, but we were divided, we were not acting with one another'
      • 'Kindness and sincerity and if i may say so- modesty- are worth far more to a man, to a husband, than all the wit and beauty in the world'
    • 'Jane Eyre' Charlotte Bronte
      • 'I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you'.
      • 'You must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it'
      • 'Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear'
      • 'At the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong!'
    • 'The Fifth Child'
      • 'Harriet was pregnant again to her utter dismay, and Davids'
      • 'In  a moment he would have fallen out of it. Harriet was thinking, what a pity i came in.'
      • 'David had moved his things in to another room'
      • 'Both knew at once this was what they had been waiting for'
      • 'She felt she did not know him'
        • 'She felt rejected by him'
      • 'When Harriet and David lay face to face, it seemed that doors in their breasts flew open'
      • ''They had not yet resumed love making'
      • 'David and Harriet were exchanging long supportive humorous looks'
      • 'It was not herself being possessed, or the baby, but happiness'
    • 'Atonement' Ian McEwan
      • Robbie- Cecilia'And there was hope. I'll wait for you. Come back.'
      • Robbie-Cecilia 'This was why he had to survive'
      • Robbie-Cecilia 'In love with her, willing himself to stay sane for her, he was naturally in love with her words'
      • 'They charted the daily round too, in boring, loving detail'
      • 'Robbie and Cecilia had been making love for years- by post'
      • 'This moment had been imagined and desired for too long, and could not measure up'
      • 'The gesture had to carry all that had not been said'
      • 'And she was his reason for life and why he must survive'
    • 'The Story of an Hour' Kate Chopin
      • 'She would live for herself'
      • 'And yet she had loved him- sometimes'
      • 'She was drinking in a very elixir of life'
      • 'It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life would be long'
    • 'Notel on a Scandal' Zoe Heller
      • ‘She (Sheba) doesn’t seem to tire of the story. You wouldn’t believe how many times she is willing to go back over the same small event, examining its details for clues and symbols’ 
      • ‘I did not expect Sheba to receive sympathy. But I could never have predicted the hysterical prurience of the response. The titillated fury’ 
      • 'Sheba had mentioned that her husband was older than her; I was taken aback to discover by how much’ 
      • 'His (Connolly) body was a new toy still: he hadn’t learned to treat it with the indifferent neglect of adults’ 
      • 'familiar with the sexual manipulation of which young females are capable'
      • 'simple ‘predator’ and ‘victim’ labels to the two parties'

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