Forbidden Fruit: From The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Forbidden Fruit: From The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Forbidden Fruit: From The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
  • Héloïse d'Argenteuil
  • English
  • 04 August 2019
  • 0141034807

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About the Author: Héloïse d'Argenteuil

b , d May Mistress From The PDF/EPUB ë of, and later secret wife of French logician and philosopher Pierre Abelard A lady of great learning who eventually married Abelard Abelard then prevailed upon her to wear a postulant s habit She rose to become prioress and eventually abbess of the Convent of the Paraclete which Abelard had founded.


10 thoughts on “Forbidden Fruit: From The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

  1. says:

    This book was incredibly frustrating.As part of the Penguin Great Loves series, I find this incredibly misplaced The love affair of Abelard and his pupil Heloise is meant to be both legendary and tragic, but from this short collection of some of their letters to each other, I just didn t see it.Abelard came across as a pompous, self inflated whiny git who caredabout how crap his life was than the woman who he had sent to a convent Heloise s letters are brimming with emotion and guilt and This book was incredibly frustrating.As part of the Penguin Great Loves series, I find this incredibly misplaced The love affair of Abelard and his pupil Heloise is meant to be both legendary and tragic, but from this short collection of some of their letters to each other, I just didn t see it.Abelard came across as a pompous, self inflated whiny git who caredabout how crap his life was than the woman who he had sent to a convent Heloise s letters are brimming with emotion and guilt and sadness for him, and at times made the feminist in me grimace at her self criticism and adoration of him However she showed passion, and Abelard s self cantered letters in return were both dull and frustrating.What a disappointment

  2. says:

    While I do sympathize with Abelard s situation castration is not fun for anyone , I still find his indecisiveness and self importance off putting and uninteresting By contrast, Heloise feels so muchcompelling, even though at times her self criticism went a little too far.

  3. says:

    I expectedfrom this little book I had heard of the grand romance between Abelard and Heloise, but other than bare bones I did not know the details This book gives the details, but I do not see any grand passion in the story, except perhaps on the part of Heloise for Abelard He was not worthy of her These are letters between the two, written after Fate altered their lives But the first and longest letter was written by Abelard to a friend who apparently had been complaining of some sor I expectedfrom this little book I had heard of the grand romance between Abelard and Heloise, but other than bare bones I did not know the details This book gives the details, but I do not see any grand passion in the story, except perhaps on the part of Heloise for Abelard He was not worthy of her These are letters between the two, written after Fate altered their lives But the first and longest letter was written by Abelard to a friend who apparently had been complaining of some sort of bad luck in his life so Abelard told him in essence you ain t seen nothing yet.listen to my story and you will feel better about your life He comes across as whiny, arrogant, andthan a little creepy.Heloise was shown this letter and wrote to Abelard wondering why he did not write to her directlythey were married, after all, even though they were forced to live apart She bares her soul and shares her heart and it is a painful letter to read It makes me wonder why we women never seem to really see the men we love She put up with some rough treatment from himhe admits in another letter that if he felt the urge but she resisted, he would beat her into submission And yet she still loved him I would like to readabout Heloise herself Abelard is not worthy ofof my attention, though

  4. says:

    What I managed to rip from these letters was that, despite they were well written, Abelard was self centered, worried about his reputation, arrogant, eager to gather pity from others and lacked the sense of responsibility Heloise was asking him to writeand express his kindness and love to her after being put into a convent by him etc So I didn t really see that true love thing going on for even half the time I was reading.

  5. says:

    I am still not quite sure how this book, a collection of letters shared between a medieval monk and nun, have been classified as great loves, but what I can tell you is that Heloise from the 12th century is clear evidence that men have been pretty poor loves for centuries Yay consistency The only love in these letters is that of Heloise, who seems to have a fairy firm and critical understanding of love If it weren t for her two, short letters in this book, this book would bearly breach a o I am still not quite sure how this book, a collection of letters shared between a medieval monk and nun, have been classified as great loves, but what I can tell you is that Heloise from the 12th century is clear evidence that men have been pretty poor loves for centuries Yay consistency The only love in these letters is that of Heloise, who seems to have a fairy firm and critical understanding of love If it weren t for her two, short letters in this book, this book would bearly breach a one star rating The letters from Pierre Abelard, on the other hand, are worthless, loveless, insistent periods of complaining about how hard is life is to which Heloise constantly tries to counter but surprising no one Abelard is too caught up in himself to show any love back to Heloise.Save yourself the effort and pass up this dubiously series ed book

  6. says:

    The story itself is poignant, if a little depressing The letters written by Abelard however, are mostly a self pitying cry fest Heloise seems to be muchintelligent, forceful and good natured Unfortunately, most of the book is taken up by a very long letter by Abelard to a friend detailing all the events of his lifeor less His personality is very nearly unreadable In the end, Heloise made me give it an extra star.

  7. says:

    Ah, the differences between the minds of women and men Abelard you douchebag I just wish he would stop being so damn pedantic and show someof his passion for Heloise I can only imagine the sinking feeling in her belly when she opened his crappy letterswhat a disappointing lover he would have been In all seriousness though, this is quite an incredible story if not a little dry in moments and sometimes, a little smug.

  8. says:

    Abelard, you pedantic old fool The fact that you re remembered as a famous philosopher and the intelligent, eloquent and brave Heloise merely as your wife and pupil must be one of history s biggest flaws You didn t deserve her, at all.

  9. says:

    As other reviews have stated, the letters in this collection were poorly chosen They don t represent Heloise at all and only show the narcissistic side of Abelard While he had his shortcomings their story is muchdimensional than this book portrays I m sorry I picked it up.

  10. says:

    5 stars for H lo se, 0 stars for Ab lard

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