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    DescriptionFrom 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. 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 love letters show that perhaps men haven't changed so very much over the last 2,000 years; passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.


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    Title
    Love Letters of Great Men
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ursula Doyle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330506656
    ISBN 10: 033050665X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC subject category V2: WZG
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 11
    BISAC V2.8: LAN015000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    Libri: ENGM1077, LIEB3300
    DC22: 808.8693534
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    22 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ursula Doyle was born in 1967. She lives in London.