On Love: A Box Set

At The School of Life we believe literature has the power to transform lives and that quality will always matter more than quantity. Each title in our Box Set collection contains our pick of essential classic and modern texts on a given theme. They’re our favourite lifetime companions and guides.

This set is about Love. Follow four thinkers as they try to understand love, to reason with it - and, ultimately, fall at its feet. 

Books in this box set:

  • On Love by Stendhal
    Blending rational analysis with romantic feeling, Stendhal strives to explain love, in a tale inspired by his own unrequired love for Mathilde, Countess Dembowska.
  • Essays in Love by Alain de Botton
    Part novel, part non-fiction, this story follows two young people, who meet on an airplane between London and Paris and rapidly fall in love.
  • A Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes
    For Barthes, love is language: “I’m so in love!” “I love you so much!”, and his discourse is a dictionary of love, striving to understand what we mean by love. 
  • Conditions of Love by John Armstrong
    Drawing on poetry, novels, philosophy, paintings and music, Armstrong tells a history of love. 

View the rest of The School of Life Press collection.

A set of four hardback books | Linen bound with foil graphics | 12cm x 20cm x 8cm

Winner of a D&DA award: Wood Pencil/Book Design/Specialist & Limited Edition Books 2016

On Love: A Box Set

Now £35.00 Was £65.00
Availability In stock (only 4)
Add to Wish List

Delivery Information

UK Delivery:

Standard: 4-5 days - £2.99

Standard Plus: 2-3 days - £5.99

Courier Service (tracked): Within 1 - 2 working days (order by 12) - £10

Free Standard delivery on orders over £50 within the UK.

Urgent UK Orders

If you are based in London and need a product urgently, please visit our London Store

International Orders

All our orders are sent from the UK. For information about international shipping and estimated delivery times click here.

Please note that you will be liable for all customs tax and duty charges.

For more information, see our full terms and conditions here

Returns Information

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If, however, you would like to return an item, please do so within 30 days.

Customers are responsible for all returns costs. If you have a query about your order or would like to arrange a return please fill in the form here.

Items must be in original condition and returned with the original sales receipt. 

For more information, see our full terms and conditions here.

Payments & Security

We offer payment by PayPal or SagePay/Opayo and we accept American Express. We never see your credit card details. You will either be directed to the secure PayPal checkout, or you can enter your card details on our site via SagePay/Opayo.

Your personal details are encrypted using a 256-bit SSL certificate, the same technology used to secure online banking.