The Allegory of Love

By C. S. Lewis


The Allegory of Love is a study in medieval tradition—the rise of both the sentiment called "Courtly Love" and of the allegorical method—from eleventh-century Languedoc through sixteenth-century England. C. S. Lewis devotes considerable attention to The Romance of the Rose and The Faerie Queene, and to such poets as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, and Thomas Usk.

Praises & Awards


London Times Literary Supplement

“Scholarly, fascinating, and original.”

The Observer

“Out of the multitude of volumes on literary criticism there arises once or twice in a generation a truly great work. Such, I believe, is this study by Mr. C.S. Lewis.”

Modern Language Notes

“The tremendous amount of information, the brilliance of the ideas, the felicitous phrasing and always delightful style, all combine to make The Allegory of Love a really outstanding contribution to medieval studies.”

Product Details

ISBN: 9780062313751

ISBN10: 0062313754

Imprint: HarperOne

On Sale: 11/05/2013

List Price 6.81 USD

BISAC1: RELIGION / Christian Theology / Apologetics

BISAC2: RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts

BISAC3: RELIGION / Spirituality