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    DescriptionRemember 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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    Title
    Love Letters of Great Men
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ursula Doyle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312567446
    ISBN 10: 0312567448
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VFVG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14130
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A01700000
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    B&T Approval Code: A23305060
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, FAM029000
    DC22: 809.6/93543
    LC classification: PN6140.L7 L63 2008
    DC22: 809.693543
    DC21: 809.693543
    Publisher
    St. Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St. Martin's Press
    Publication date
    25 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Inspired by "Sex and the City"...the most romantic book ever." -- "Daily Mail "(UK) ""Love Letters" will sell boatloads of books--"He's Just Not That Into You"...became a phenomenon thanks to the rabid fans of the show." -"Entertainment Weekly"