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Love Letters of Great Men

Ursula Doyle

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anton Lesser

Length:

3h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:09