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Five tragic love stories across time

February 13, 2017

An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 11th February 2017, written by the Oxford Reference marketing team.

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'This time of year is often filled with images of romance, hearts, and cupid’s bows, but not all love stories end in ‘happily ever after’. Who among us hasn’t had their heart broken, or felt the sting of rejection? But we all know that life without love (even if it’s painful) isn’t much of a life. As Charles Darwin once said, ‘Much love much trial, but what an utter desert is life without love’.

We had a look through myth and time and discovered some couples whose course of true love did not run smooth. Who would you add to the list?'


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