From 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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Ursula Doyle was born in 1967. She lives in London.From AudioFile:
Inspired by the fictional book in the film SEX AND THE CITY, this is a collection of private letters from some of the most influential and prolific artists, statesmen, kings, and poets of Western history, from Pliny the Younger to Mozart to the letters sent by soldiers of war who never came home. Anton Lesser narrates with energy and sensitivity to the text, shifting his delivery to match the tone of each letter. In Daniel Webster's letter to his love, Josephine, in which he admonishes her forgotten bonnet for not giving up the secrets it must surely know, Lesser's narration is quick, coy, and engaging. In Oscar Wilde's letter to Lord Alfred Douglas during Wilde's trial for "gross indecency," Lesser is dark, passionate, and deadly serious. A great collection with a great narrator. Don't wait until Valentine's Day for this one! A.A. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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