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Love Letters of Great Men and Women [Unabridged] [Paperback]

Ursula Doyle (Ed.)
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Book Description

15 Jan 2010

From the private papers of Jane Austen and Mozart to those of Anne Boleyn and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men and Women collects together some of the most romantic letters in history.

For some of these great men, love is a ‘delicious poison’ (William Congreve); for others, ‘a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music’ (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one’s heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). But what about the other side of the story? What of the secret hopes and lives of some of the greatest women in history?

Taken together, these love letters show that perhaps little has changed over the last 2,000 years. Passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here – as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.

Includes letters by:

Anne Boleyn * Beethoven * Edith Wharton * Mark Twain * Mary Wordsworth * Nell Gwyn (mistress of Charles II) * Elizabeth Barrett Browning * GK Chesterton * Queen Victoria * Napoleon Bonaparte * The Empress Josephine * Mary Wollstonecraft * Amadeus Mozart * Katherine Mansfield

Praise for Love Letters of Great Men:

'The most romantic book ever' Daily Mail

'Inspired by the Sex and the City movie... Famous men caught with pen in hand and heart in mouth' The Times


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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Unabridged edition (15 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330515136
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330515139
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ursula Doyle was born in 1967. She lives in London.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Letters 4 Aug 2011
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A beautiful book, ideal for a romantic present to a loved one. It invokes great passion and romance. It captures true love within its pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Letters 31 Mar 2012
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Dipping in and out of this book is a pleasure. Reading literary delights by famous figures from the past is a beautiful treat. It is an exploration of the human capacity to love and express love as well as giving a more personal insight into histories' greatest romances and tales. It also explores language used at its very best, written in moments which conjure the imagination wildy.
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so far i have bought this book 5 times, mainly because people keep borrowing it and giving it back, it makes a great gift and is a very comforting read for anyone going though a break up or through first time love... it shows that even hundred of years ago we were all worried about the same things...
one tip though buy the hardcover it looks better than the paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars No overwhelming love 10 April 2014
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-some of the letter choices left me flat and questioning the love
- great range of "love" and motivation represented
-this collection shows well, the difference between how women and men approach writing a love letter.
- will leave you questioning your self and love
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