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ISBN13: 9780312567446
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Remember the wonderfully romantic book of love letters that Carrie reads aloud to Big in the recent blockbuster film, Sex and the City? Fans raced to buy copies of their own, only to find out that the beautiful book didn't actually exist. However, since all of the letters referenced in the film did exist, we decided to publish this gorgeous keepsake ourselves. 
 
Love Letters of Great Men follows hot on the heels of the film and collects together some of history's most romantic letters from the private papers of Beethoven, Mark Twain, Mozart, and Lord Byron. 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). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, losing himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia.
 
Taken together, these letters show that perhaps men haven't changed all that much over the last 2,000 years--passion, jealousy, hope and longing still rule their hearts and minds. In an age of e-mail and texted "i luv u"s, this timeless and unique collection reminds us that nothing can compare to the simple joy of sitting down to read a letter from the one you love.

Synopsis:

Inspired by the book of love letters Carrie reads aloud to Mr. Big in the blockbuster film "Sex and the City," this gorgeous keepsake volume collects some of the most romantic letters in history, from the private papers of such great men as Beethoven, Mozart, Lord Byron, Mark Twain, Robert Browning, and Oscar Wilde.

Synopsis:

A collection of history's most romantic letters, including those from Beethoven, Mark Twain, Mozart, Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, and Charles Darwin. 

Synopsis:

Remember the wonderfully romantic book of love letters that Carrie reads aloud to Big in the recent blockbuster film, Sex and the City? Fans raced to buy copies of their own, only to find out that the beautiful book didn't actually exist. However, since all of the letters referenced in the film did exist, we decided to publish this gorgeous keepsake ourselves. 
Love Letters of Great Men follows hot on the heels of the film and collects together some of history's most romantic letters from the private papers of Beethoven, Mark Twain, Mozart, and Lord Byron. 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). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, losing himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia. 

Taken together, these letters show that perhaps men haven't changed all that much over the last 2,000 years--passion, jealousy, hope and longing still rule their hearts and minds. In an age of e-mail and texted "i luv u"s, this timeless and unique collection reminds us that nothing can compare to the simple joy of sitting down to read a letter from the one you love.

About the Author

Ursula Doyle lives in London where she was, until recently, the deputy publisher of Picador.

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energizerbunnyca, April 9, 2009 (view all comments by energizerbunnyca)
I LOVED THIS BOOK!! NOT ONLY DOES IT CAPTIVATE YOU, THE POEMS ARE MAGNIFICANT. THE TITLE WAS WELL THOUGHT OF. AND THE BLUE COVER IS GEORGOUS. URSULA DOYLE YOU DID GOOD!
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!! NOT ONLY DOES IT CAPTIVATE YOU, THE POEMS ARE MAGNICFICANT. THE TITLE WAS WELL THOUGHT OF. AND THE BLUE COVER IS GEORGOUS. URSULA DOYLE YOU DID GOOD!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312567446
Author:
Doyle, Ursula
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Lesser, Anton
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Love-letters
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Weddings
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 CDs, 3 hours
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
5.8 x 5.3 x 0.775 in

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"Synopsis" by , Inspired by the book of love letters Carrie reads aloud to Mr. Big in the blockbuster film "Sex and the City," this gorgeous keepsake volume collects some of the most romantic letters in history, from the private papers of such great men as Beethoven, Mozart, Lord Byron, Mark Twain, Robert Browning, and Oscar Wilde.
"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of history's most romantic letters, including those from Beethoven, Mark Twain, Mozart, Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, and Charles Darwin. 

"Synopsis" by ,
Remember the wonderfully romantic book of love letters that Carrie reads aloud to Big in the recent blockbuster film, Sex and the City? Fans raced to buy copies of their own, only to find out that the beautiful book didn't actually exist. However, since all of the letters referenced in the film did exist, we decided to publish this gorgeous keepsake ourselves. 
Love Letters of Great Men follows hot on the heels of the film and collects together some of history's most romantic letters from the private papers of Beethoven, Mark Twain, Mozart, and Lord Byron. 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). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, losing himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia. 

Taken together, these letters show that perhaps men haven't changed all that much over the last 2,000 years--passion, jealousy, hope and longing still rule their hearts and minds. In an age of e-mail and texted "i luv u"s, this timeless and unique collection reminds us that nothing can compare to the simple joy of sitting down to read a letter from the one you love.

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