Letters of Note

Letters of Note : An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

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This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening--surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, this handsome hardcover is a visual treat too, making Letters of Note an utterly distinctive gift, and an instant classic.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 205.74 x 276.86 x 40.64mm | 1,587.55g
  • Chronicle Books (CA)
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 1452134251
  • 9781452134253
  • 30,737

Review quote

"Reading through them is addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure. " -The New Yorkershow more

About Shaun Usher

Shaun Usher founded the blog-based archive Letters of Note, hugely popular internationally. He lives in Manchester, England.show more

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This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the...show more

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