If a picture speaks a thousand words, a love letter speaks a thousand more …

Even in this age of e-mail, faxes, and instant messaging, nothing has ever replaced the power of a love letter. Love letters express the spectrum of our emotions, offering a colorful glimpse into the soul of the writer, and of the writer's beloved. For passionate readers and lovers of words, a letter is irresistible.

List of letters included:

Ludwig van Bethoveen — The Immortal Beloved
Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas
Emma Darwin to Charles Darwin
Vita Sackville-West & Virginia Woolf — Love Letters
Honoré de Balzac to Countess Ewelina Haska
Napoleon Bonaparte to Joséphine de Beauharnais
John Keats to Fanny Brawne
Lord Byron to Teresa Guiccioli
Voltaire to Olympe Dunover
Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
Leo Tolstoy to Valeria Arsenev
Gustave Flaubert to Louise Colet
Nathaniel Hawthorne to Sophia Hawthorne
Jack London to Anna Strunsky
Johann von Goethe to Charlotte von Stein
James Joyce to Nora Barnacle
Abigail Adams to John Adams
Sullivan Ballou to Sarah Ballou
Harriet Beecher Stowe to Her Husband, Calvin
Pietro Bembo to Lucrezie Borgia
Charlotte Brontë to Constantin Heger
Lewis Carroll to Gertrude Chataway
Catherine Of Aragon to Henri VIII
Mark Twain to Olivia Langdon
John Constable to Maria
Oliver Cromwell to Elizabeth Cromwell
Ninon De L'Enclos to One Of Her Lovers
Alfred de Musset to Amantine Aurore Dudevant
Zelda Fitzgerald to F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mary Wollstonecraft to William Godwin
Heloise — Letter to Peter Abelard
Count Gabriel Honore de Mirbeau to Sophie
Lyman Hodge to Mary Granger, His Fiancee
King Henry IV Of France to Gabrielle d'Estrées
Franz Liszt to the Countess d'Agoult
Katherine Mansfield to John Middleton Murry
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his wife Constanze
Thomas Otway to Mrs Barry
Ovid to his wife
Robert Schumann to Clara Wieck
Vincent Van Gogh to Theo, his brother
Tsarina Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas II Of Russia
Laura Lyttleton — Letter to Alfred, Her Husband
69 printed pages
Copyright owner
Bookwire
Original publication
2018
Publication year
2017
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    Letter 10
    June 1835
    MY BELOVED ANGEL,

    I am nearly mad about you, as much as one can be mad: I cannot bring together two ideas that you do not interpose yourself between them.

    I can no longer think of nothing but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.

    As for my heart, there you will always be — very much so. I have a delicious sense of you there. But my God, what is to become of me, if you have de‍
    b2140623215has quotedlast year
    if the Lord shall deliver me into the hands of my enemies so that they overcome and kill me…’? My dearest, how could you think such a thought? How could you give voice to it? Never may God be so forgetful of his humble
    b2140623215has quotedlast year
    handmaids as to let them outlive you; never may he grant us a life which would be harder to bear than any form of death.

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