Love Letters of Great Men

Love Letters of Great Men

When words of love do not come to you on their own, then read these letters. Complete, actual love letters of great men like Lord Byron, John Keats and Voltaire. Leaders like Henry VIII, George Washington, and Napoleon, who wrote to his beloved Josephine, "I awake consumed with thoughts of you..." Artists like van Gogh, Mozart, and Beethoven, who famously penned, "Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved..." Dozens of intimate letters, coupled with over a score of period illustrations. Plus fascinating biographies, and insights into the couples' relationships-how they got there, the obstacles they faced, and what happened next. Poet warriors, from the first through the twentieth century, including: Ovid, Sir Walter Raleigh, Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Shelley, Robert Browning, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Pierre Curie, George Bernard Shaw, Jack London, Admiral Peary, Woodrow Wilson, and many more.

Title:Love Letters of Great Men
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781438257242
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    Love Letters of Great Men Reviews

  • Siena Mirabella

    where are the men that write love letters like this today???...

  • Cristina

    Beethoven Love Letters to His Immortal BelovedJuly 6, in the morning "My angel, my all, my very self - Only a few words today and at that with pencil (with yours) - Not till tomorrow will my lodgings ...

  • Sarah Brocious

    Truly, this will go on my list of favorite books.Writing letters should never go out of style. The beauty and the depth of the letters in this book brought tears to my eyes. These were men who were...

  • Alba

    For I do love you… as the dew loves the flowers; as the birds love the sunshine; as the wavelets love the breeze, as mothers love their first-born as memory loves old faces; as the yearning tides lo...

  • MARY JUN

    Saw this book appear on Sex and the City and it made me want to read it right then and there. :)...

  • Mary Connolly

    Some of the letters in here are laughable and sexist but many of them did make me gush and filled my heart, such sweet words! ...

  • Mou

    “Oh continue to love me -never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.ever thineever mineever ours”― BeethovenI'm a sucker for Sex and the city and when Carrie mentioned this book, I p...

  • Angela Cullar

    Well apparently I'm a sucker for love letters written in old fashioned prose. Lol. ...

  • Erin

    This was not a good as I expected. There were only a handful of letters that I actually found romantic and beautiful. So many others were actually rather depressing and not romantic at all (in my opin...

  • Sara Bakker

    How adorable knowing the very personal, the purest of feelings do those 'Great Men' have and how beautifully they put it into words ...!!!...