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Love Story Summary
Erich Segal

Everything you need to understand or teach Love Story by Erich Segal.

  • Love Story Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
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  • 30 Love Story Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Love Story Summary

Plot Summary

Love Story by Erich Segal is a timeless story of tragic love. Oliver is a child of privilege, the son of a family of importance dating back many generations. Jennifer is the only child of a widowed baker, as opposite from Oliver as one person can be. However, their union is one of strength and volatility that sweeps them both up in an uncontrolled wave, their love surviving every obstacle except one, mortality. Love Story is the Romeo and Juliet of the twentieth century.

Oliver meets Jennifer at the library on the Radcliffe campus. Oliver prefers this library to the one at Harvard, because the required reading material is much easier to find. However, Jennifer, the clerk on duty one fateful night, disagrees with Oliver's preferences and feels free to tell him so. This encounter leads to coffee, which in turn leads to a date to one of...

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Study Pack

The Love Story Study Pack contains about 61 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Love Story Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Love Story Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including:

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