Valentine's Day: 12 classic love stories

Here's our list of 12 of literature's greatest love stories.

By , Monitor contributor

4. "The Once and Future King," by T.H. White

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This classic Arthurian fantasy is also a fabled love story, particularly in the third section, "The Ill-Made Knight," which recounts the tragedy of Lancelot, torn between his love for his best friend Arthur, and his love of Arthur's wife Guinevere. The tension between the two men eventually destroys the Round Table, as Arthur is forced to exact justice rather than forgive.

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