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The Love Letters of Great Men - the most comprehensive collection available

The Love Letters of Great Men - the most comprehensive collection available
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A classic collection of some of the all-time greatest love letters ever written, from some of the most well-known men throughout history. A really beautiful edition in a quality hardback, a great read and a book which should be cherished.

This English Rose book is the most comprehensive collection of love letters available, containing a huge selection of some of the all-time greatest love letters ever written. You will find in here all of the classics— Napoleon Bonaparte, Lord Byron, John Keats, Henry VIII, Ludwig van Beethoven etc.—but you will also find some treasures, little known and rarely published love letters, such as those of Prince Albert, D. H. Lawrence, Sigmund Freud, Lord Nelson and Abraham Lincoln. Whatever the tone, the context or style of the writing here displayed, what is true is that these letters are genuinely captivating.

Throughout history, great men have written noble tomes. Their love letters are no exception. We can find in these correspondences some of the most delectable personal effusions ever written, the most incredible demonstrations of devotion and affection—not fictional, but real, impassioned, painful and heart-wrenching. Our interest in reading these letters, is partly in their magnificent language, their eloquent expressions of love, their romantic effluence, but also, it is in their demonstrations of the universal human vulnerability in love. Love letters infectiously render past lives into our modern reality, immersing the reader in the author’s home, habits, enjoyments and romances. These men come to life through their personal letters, more so than anywhere else. They show us the human side of men who stand as giants in history, whose actions and legacies have helped to shape the world as we know it. In their moment of separation, without the crowd, without the nobility or the just cause, here, in their most vulnerable, exposed state, we see the person behind the celebrity. With these letters we have the unique ability to spy on the personal lives of men considered ‘great’. Their humanity, so lacking in the history books, is all we are privy to here. There is no great action, no battle won, no literary accomplishment, only deep personal feeling and romantic expression.

“Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

The Authors

This book contains the love letters of 72 great men: American Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Woodrow Wilson; explorers Rear Admiral Robert Peary and Sir Walter Raleigh; military leaders Sullivan Ballou, Napoleon Bonaparte, Robert E. Lee and Horatio Lord Nelson; politicians Otto von Bismarck, Lord Randolph Churchill and Oliver Cromwell; Kings Charles I of England, Henry IV of France and Henry VIII of England; Royal Princes Albert and Henry Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn; composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg, Franz Liszt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner; painter John Constable; poets Rupert Brooke, Robert Browning, Robert Burns, George Gordon Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Henry Leigh Hunt, John Keats, Ovid, Alexander Pope and Percy Bysshe Shelley; writers Walter Bagehot, G. K. Chesterton, Denis Diderot, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Hazlitt, Franz Kafka, Henry von Kleist, Count Honoré Gabriel de Mirabeau, Pliny the Younger, Edgar Allan Poe, John Ruskin, Richard Steele and Jonathan Swift; novelists Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Victor Hugo, D. H. Lawrence, Jack London, Laurence Sterne, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain and Voltaire; philosopher David Hume; playwrights William Congreve, George Farquhar, Alfred de Musset, Thomas Otway, Friedrich von Schiller and Oscar Wilde; physicist Pierre Curie; naturalist Charles Darwin; scientist Michael Faraday and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. It also includes detailed biographical information on all of the authors and their loves, the background to the letters, the circumstances which led to their writing, the consequences and what happened afterwards.

Product Details:

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Page count: 264 pages
  • Publisher: English Rose Publishing
  • Publication date: 18 March, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907960058
  • ISBN-13: 9781907960055
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm (9 x 6 x 0.75 in)
  • RRP: £15.95

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A classic collection of some of the all-time greatest love letters ever written, from some of the most well-known men throughout history. A really beautiful edition in a quality hardback, a great read and a book which should be cherished.

This English Rose book is the most comprehensive collection of love letters available, containing a huge selection of some of the all-time greatest love letters ever written. You will find in here all of the classics— Napoleon Bonaparte, Lord Byron, John Keats, Henry VIII, Ludwig van Beethoven etc.—but you will also find some treasures, little known and rarely published love letters, such as those of Prince Albert, D. H. Lawrence, Sigmund Freud, Lord Nelson and Abraham Lincoln. Whatever the tone, the context or style of the writing here displayed, what is true is that these letters are genuinely captivating.

Throughout history, great men have written noble tomes. Their love letters are no exception. We can find in these correspondences some of the most delectable personal effusions ever written, the most incredible demonstrations of devotion and affection—not fictional, but real, impassioned, painful and heart-wrenching. Our interest in reading these letters, is partly in their magnificent language, their eloquent expressions of love, their romantic effluence, but also, it is in their demonstrations of the universal human vulnerability in love. Love letters infectiously render past lives into our modern reality, immersing the reader in the author’s home, habits, enjoyments and romances. These men come to life through their personal letters, more so than anywhere else. They show us the human side of men who stand as giants in history, whose actions and legacies have helped to shape the world as we know it. In their moment of separation, without the crowd, without the nobility or the just cause, here, in their most vulnerable, exposed state, we see the person behind the celebrity. With these letters we have the unique ability to spy on the personal lives of men considered ‘great’. Their humanity, so lacking in the history books, is all we are privy to here. There is no great action, no battle won, no literary accomplishment, only deep personal feeling and romantic expression.

“Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

The Authors

This book contains the love letters of 72 great men: American Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Woodrow Wilson; explorers Rear Admiral Robert Peary and Sir Walter Raleigh; military leaders Sullivan Ballou, Napoleon Bonaparte, Robert E. Lee and Horatio Lord Nelson; politicians Otto von Bismarck, Lord Randolph Churchill and Oliver Cromwell; Kings Charles I of England, Henry IV of France and Henry VIII of England; Royal Princes Albert and Henry Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn; composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg, Franz Liszt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner; painter John Constable; poets Rupert Brooke, Robert Browning, Robert Burns, George Gordon Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Henry Leigh Hunt, John Keats, Ovid, Alexander Pope and Percy Bysshe Shelley; writers Walter Bagehot, G. K. Chesterton, Denis Diderot, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Hazlitt, Franz Kafka, Henry von Kleist, Count Honoré Gabriel de Mirabeau, Pliny the Younger, Edgar Allan Poe, John Ruskin, Richard Steele and Jonathan Swift; novelists Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Victor Hugo, D. H. Lawrence, Jack London, Laurence Sterne, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain and Voltaire; philosopher David Hume; playwrights William Congreve, George Farquhar, Alfred de Musset, Thomas Otway, Friedrich von Schiller and Oscar Wilde; physicist Pierre Curie; naturalist Charles Darwin; scientist Michael Faraday and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. It also includes detailed biographical information on all of the authors and their loves, the background to the letters, the circumstances which led to their writing, the consequences and what happened afterwards.

Product Details:

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Page count: 264 pages
  • Publisher: English Rose Publishing
  • Publication date: 18 March, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907960058
  • ISBN-13: 9781907960055
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm (9 x 6 x 0.75 in)
  • RRP: £15.95

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