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Episode 3

Episode 3 of 5

Writer Frederic Raphael focuses on some of literature's most famous couples, from Ovid to W Somerset Maugham and Ernest Hemingway.

Oscar-winning writer Frederic Raphael reads a new essay looking at some of literature's most famous couples.

He looks at Ovid as the first writer to make adultery his overt theme, and Somerset Maugham's satire of the marriages of Thomas Hardy in his novel Cakes and Ale.

Frederic explores how writers including Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway have interpreted couples, real and imagined, as well as looking at their own marriages and affairs - both failed and successful.

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Wed 30 Jun 2010 23:00

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