Love Letters of Great Men (Book 178) by Ursula Doyle (Hardback)

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Published:
24 Jan 2019
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Hardback
Number of pages:
176 pages
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159x102x16mm
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0.128kgs
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Book 178 from the Macmillan Collector's Library series.

Remember the wonderfully romantic book of letters by Beethoven, Byron and Napoleon that featured in the Sex and the City film? That collection didn't actually exist, but all of the letters referenced in the film were real; so Macmillan decided to create Love Letters of Great Men . . .

From the private papers of Mark Twain and Mozart to those of Robert Browning and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men collects together some of the most romantic letters in history.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by publisher Ursula Doyle.

For some of these great men, love is a 'delicious poison' (William Congreve); for others, 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. Taken together, these Love Letters of Great Men show that perhaps men haven't changed so very much over the last 2,000 years; passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented described here - as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.

About the Author: The most heartfelt romantic letters from: Pliny the Younger, King Henry VIII, William Congreve, Richard Steele, George Farquhar, Alexander Pope, David Hume, Laurence Sterne, Denis Diderot, Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Robert Burns, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, Napoleon Bonaparte, Daniel Webster, Ludwig van Beethoven, William Hazlitt, Lord Byron, John Keats, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Darwin, Alfred de Musset, Robert Schumann, Robert Browning, Gustave Flaubert, Walter Bagehot, Mark Twain, William F. Testerman, Charles Stewart Parnell, Oscar Wilde, Pierre Curie, G. K. Chesterton, Captain Alfred Bland, Regimental Sergeant-Major James Milne and Second Lieutenant John Lindsay Rapoport.

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