Writers have examined so many different ways of falling in, and out of, love, and literature is full of memorable love stories.
In this lecture series, Susannah Fullerton looks at a selection of great works to highlight different sorts of love.
Image: Lord Frederic Leighton Wedded 1882 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales
Susannah Fullerton: Fraternal love - George Eliot and The mill on the Floss
Susannah Fullerton: Maternal love - DH Lawrence and Sons and lovers
Susannah Fullerton: Secret love - LP Hartley and The go-between
Susannah Fullerton: Spiritual love - John Donne and his poems
Susannah Fullerton: Adulterous love - Leo Tolstoy and Anna Karenina
Susannah Fullerton: Unequal love - William Hazlitt and Liber amoris
Susannah Fullerton: Doomed love - Thomas Hardy and Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Susannah Fullerton: Patriotic love - RL Stevenson and Kidnapped
Susannah Fullerton: Homosexual love - Oscar Wilde and The happy prince