Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love

Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love

The enduring legend of Shakespeare’s pair of star-crossed lovers draws millions of visitors to Verona, Italy, each year. But that is just part of the story. Every day, letters, frequently addressed simply, “Juliet, Verona,” arrive in the city. They come by the truckload, in almost every language imaginable, written by romantics seeking Juliet’s counsel. Most of the missives talk of love, of course —love found and love lost, love sought and love remembered. And, amazingly, not one letter goes unanswered.

Letters to Juliet tells the story of these letters and the volunteers who have been writing responses for more than seven decades —volunteers who first acted privately, and who are now sanctioned by the city of Verona as part of the Juliet Club . Featuring more than seventy-five heartfelt letters, this poetic book retraces the history behind Shakespeare’s tale and tours the monuments that have fueled the world's enchantment with Juliet and her Romeo.

Title:Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781584799122
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    Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love Reviews

  • Natasha

    Letters to Juliet is my first read by Lise Friedman. I recently watched the movie and loved it. It's a breathtaking story for love and loss. The movie has a different twist than the book. The book exp...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    Fine. I have to admit that the cover picture of Mama Mia's daughter, the beautiful Amanda Seyfried was the one who caught my eyes while walking around the bookstore. All my friends - girls, gays -and ...

  • Katie Lee-Kearns

    The romance of the story made Letters to Juliet one of my favourite films of all time but the part that always interested me the most was the story of the secretaries of Juliet who answer all the lett...

  • Tessa

    3.5 Sweet and enjoyable, this history of Juliet's legacy in Verona was fun to read. It covered the history of Juliet's tomb and the secretaries who answer her letters. It was nicely illustrated but th...

  • N.

    First of all, this book is nothing like the movie.I knew that going in but maybe a lot of people won't so I am trying to save many a soul from the disappointing experience I went through when I read U...

  • Rach

    I requested this book from the local library after seeing the movie "Letters to Juliet" with my mom, and was not disappointed. Rather than being a novel similar to the movie, this book is more about t...

  • Tabatha

    when i heard the movie was coming out the first thing i wanted to do was watch it, but the first thing i did was read this book. I really liked it to a point. Its about a girl that goes to verona with...

  • Duane

    I was drawn to this book by the movie. This is nonfiction but I was looking for a novel. This was a brief history of the "origins" of Romeo and Juliet, mostly Juliet, and the myth and reality behind t...

  • Eslam Abdelghany

    I REALLY LOVED THE BOOK,AND NO QUESTION IMPRESSED BY THE MOVIEDEAR SOPHIE,DEAR CLAIRE,AND OF COURSE DEAR JULIET,I DON'T KNOW HOW TO THANK YOU...AGAIN ANS AGAIN,I KEEP REPEATING"WHENEVER YOU FELT TRUE ...

  • Angela Holland

    I liked this book for the most part. The idea that so many people around the world write letters to Juliet is something I would not have thought about. Some people write asking for help and some write...