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Love Letters of Great Men and Women by Ursula Doyle (Paperback, 2010)

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Love Letters of Great Men and Women by Ursula Doyle (ed.)

From the private papers of Jane Austen and Mozart to those of Anne Boleyn and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men and Women 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).

But what about the other side of the story? What of the secret hopes and lives of some of the greatest women in history? Taken together, these love letters show that perhaps little has changed 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.

This title includes letters by: Anne Boleyn; Beethoven; Edith Wharton; Mark Twain; Mary Wordsworth; Nell Gwyn (mistress of Charles-II); Elizabeth Barrett Browning; GK Chesterton; Queen Victoria; Napoleon Bonaparte; The Empress Josephine; Mary Wollstonecraft; Amadeus Mozart; and, Katherine Mansfield.

About the Author

Ursula Doyle was born in 1967. She lives in London.


 Paperback | 320 pages

 131 x 197 x 20mm | 225g


 Pan Macmillan

 Pan Books

 London, United Kingdom



 Unabridged edition

ISBN10: 0330515136



Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and very minor discolouring, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. There are also very minor patches of discolouring on a very small handful of pages, none of which compromises the legibility or understanding of text. No missing pages.