The History of Love Topics for Discussion

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Both Zvi and Isaac plagiarized Leo's work over the course of his lifetime. Discuss their motivations for passing off Leo's writings as their own. How do their actions impact Leo?

Alma takes it upon herself to find a new husband for her mother, Charlotte. If she found a suitable partner for Charlotte, do you believe that Charlotte would consider remarriage? Why or why not?

Isaac Moritz uses a pseudonym in his letters to Charlotte Singer about the translation of The History of Love. What might be his motivation for doing this? If Charlotte had known who he really was, what could have happened as a result?

There are several lengthy sections of the book that contain passages from The History of Love. Are there portions of this book-within-a-book that do not move the main plot forward? What parts enrich the overall story?

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