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When words of love do not come to you on their own, then read these letters. Complete, actual love letters of great men like Lord Byron, John Keats and Voltaire. Leaders like Henry VIII, George Washington, and Napoleon, who wrote to his beloved Josephine, "I awake consumed with thoughts of you..." Artists like van Gogh, Mozart, and Beethoven, who famously penned, "Though s When words of love do not come to you on their own, then read these letters. Complete, actual love letters of great men like Lord Byron, John Keats and Voltaire. Leaders like Henry VIII, George Washington, and Napoleon, who wrote to his beloved Josephine, "I awake consumed with thoughts of you..." Artists like van Gogh, Mozart, and Beethoven, who famously penned, "Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved..." Dozens of intimate letters, coupled with over a score of period illustrations. Plus fascinating biographies, and insights into the couples' relationships-how they got there, the obstacles they faced, and what happened next. Poet warriors, from the first through the twentieth century, including: Ovid, Sir Walter Raleigh, Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Shelley, Robert Browning, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Pierre Curie, George Bernard Shaw, Jack London, Admiral Peary, Woodrow Wilson, and many more.


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When words of love do not come to you on their own, then read these letters. Complete, actual love letters of great men like Lord Byron, John Keats and Voltaire. Leaders like Henry VIII, George Washington, and Napoleon, who wrote to his beloved Josephine, "I awake consumed with thoughts of you..." Artists like van Gogh, Mozart, and Beethoven, who famously penned, "Though s When words of love do not come to you on their own, then read these letters. Complete, actual love letters of great men like Lord Byron, John Keats and Voltaire. Leaders like Henry VIII, George Washington, and Napoleon, who wrote to his beloved Josephine, "I awake consumed with thoughts of you..." Artists like van Gogh, Mozart, and Beethoven, who famously penned, "Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved..." Dozens of intimate letters, coupled with over a score of period illustrations. Plus fascinating biographies, and insights into the couples' relationships-how they got there, the obstacles they faced, and what happened next. Poet warriors, from the first through the twentieth century, including: Ovid, Sir Walter Raleigh, Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Shelley, Robert Browning, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Pierre Curie, George Bernard Shaw, Jack London, Admiral Peary, Woodrow Wilson, and many more.

30 review for Love Letters of Great Men

  1. 4 out of 5

    Siena Mirabella

    where are the men that write love letters like this today???

  2. 4 out of 5

    MARY JUN

    Saw this book appear on Sex and the City and it made me want to read it right then and there. :)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Brocious

    Truly, this will go on my list of favorite books. Writing letters should never go out of style. The beauty and the depth of the letters in this book brought tears to my eyes. These were men who were either truly in love or had within them emotions that could only be expressed by the written word. They were not throwing words on a page or murmuring a quick "I love you" They were laying bare their hearts. I was touched. Would that I receive a letter one day with even a percentage of this dedicat Truly, this will go on my list of favorite books. Writing letters should never go out of style. The beauty and the depth of the letters in this book brought tears to my eyes. These were men who were either truly in love or had within them emotions that could only be expressed by the written word. They were not throwing words on a page or murmuring a quick "I love you" They were laying bare their hearts. I was touched. Would that I receive a letter one day with even a percentage of this dedication. I grew jealous of the women that received them. Beautiful book...simply beautiful.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Marium Mostafiz Mou

    “Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. ever thine ever mine ever ours” ― Beethoven I'm a sucker for Sex and the city and when Carrie mentioned this book, I put it into my TBR pile. This is a collection of letters by famous people like Kafka, Beethoven, Napoleon etc from the first century to early nineteenth, so pretty much we will get a grasp of how these great men felt the love! This was not as good as I expected. There were only a handful of letters that I ac “Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. ever thine ever mine ever ours” ― Beethoven I'm a sucker for Sex and the city and when Carrie mentioned this book, I put it into my TBR pile. This is a collection of letters by famous people like Kafka, Beethoven, Napoleon etc from the first century to early nineteenth, so pretty much we will get a grasp of how these great men felt the love! This was not as good as I expected. There were only a handful of letters that I actually found romantic and beautiful. However, in this book, you'll definitely find beauty, art which we have forgotten in our text communication world. I can not even remember when was the last time I wrote a letter or got any from lover! 3.5 maybe!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sadaf

    Some of these men are not THAT great

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alba

    For I do love you… as the dew loves the flowers; as the birds love the sunshine; as the wavelets love the breeze, as mothers love their first-born as memory loves old faces; as the yearning tides love the moon; as the angels love the pure in heart… Take my kiss and my benediction, and try to be reconciled to the fact that I am Yours forever, Sam Mark Twain's Love letter to Olivia Langdon For I do love you… as the dew loves the flowers; as the birds love the sunshine; as the wavelets love the breeze, as mothers love their first-born as memory loves old faces; as the yearning tides love the moon; as the angels love the pure in heart… Take my kiss and my benediction, and try to be reconciled to the fact that I am Yours forever, Sam Mark Twain's Love letter to Olivia Langdon

  7. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    This was not a good as I expected. There were only a handful of letters that I actually found romantic and beautiful. So many others were actually rather depressing and not romantic at all (in my opinion). One thing for sure, however, is that in this book you'll definitely find a beauty in styles of writing from worlds ago, which, for a literary person like me, is quite enjoyable. The vocabulary and style of communication is just not what it used to be, and in this book I found, at least, that I This was not a good as I expected. There were only a handful of letters that I actually found romantic and beautiful. So many others were actually rather depressing and not romantic at all (in my opinion). One thing for sure, however, is that in this book you'll definitely find a beauty in styles of writing from worlds ago, which, for a literary person like me, is quite enjoyable. The vocabulary and style of communication is just not what it used to be, and in this book I found, at least, that I could enjoy that these men took true time to write down their thoughts. What ever happened to such beautiful language?

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mary Connolly

    Some of the letters in here are laughable and sexist but many of them did make me gush and filled my heart, such sweet words!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amy arch

    Read this on my way home nd i just feel the need to b loved

  10. 4 out of 5

    Angela Cuéllar

    Well apparently I'm a sucker for love letters written in old fashioned prose. Lol. Well apparently I'm a sucker for love letters written in old fashioned prose. Lol.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ulfa

    Finished reading: 3.8/5 ⭐ Question: since when (and why) we modern people stop writing achingly romantic letters like these? That Beethoven's "ever thine, ever mine, ever ours" seriously got me 🤧😭💕 every time Finished reading: 3.8/5 ⭐ Question: since when (and why) we modern people stop writing achingly romantic letters like these? That Beethoven's "ever thine, ever mine, ever ours" seriously got me 🤧😭💕 every time

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sara Bakker

    How adorable knowing the very personal, the purest of feelings do those 'Great Men' have and how beautifully they put it into words ...!!! How adorable knowing the very personal, the purest of feelings do those 'Great Men' have and how beautifully they put it into words ...!!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sara Murshid

    As much as I loved this collection,I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I was trespassing somehow.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Fatimah

    I had one favorite letter.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kay

    We certainly don't speak like that anymore. Very good reader on audio book enjoyed it thoroughly. We certainly don't speak like that anymore. Very good reader on audio book enjoyed it thoroughly.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jorii Rodriguez

    This book is exactly what it says it’s going to be, it’s a collection of love letters, I don’t know if it was by “great men” to be honest. Most of the people named in this book, I did not know who they were and I can’t say I cared much about their story. Over all, I really enjoyed the book, it’s a very quick read and there’s not much to it. 3 stars! It’s not a bad book, but it nothing to get excited about reading or having… unless you are a sex and the city fan and want to have a piece of the mo This book is exactly what it says it’s going to be, it’s a collection of love letters, I don’t know if it was by “great men” to be honest. Most of the people named in this book, I did not know who they were and I can’t say I cared much about their story. Over all, I really enjoyed the book, it’s a very quick read and there’s not much to it. 3 stars! It’s not a bad book, but it nothing to get excited about reading or having… unless you are a sex and the city fan and want to have a piece of the movie with you, that’s cool too. for the rest of this review, please visit my book blog https://mypersonalreadingspace.wordpr...

  17. 4 out of 5

    Klara🍃

    these letters were just beautiful and made me feel like a 17th century babe in a corset. there is nothing like reading love letters of people who thought these letters would stay private👀 i wish i hadn’t rushed to finish this book, i think it would be best enjoyed if you read a couple everyday ig my main criticism is why are all these letters from white men? have you never read arabic poetry and love letters? have you never read Sultan Suleiman’s love letters to his Hurrem? we were robbed. also, t these letters were just beautiful and made me feel like a 17th century babe in a corset. there is nothing like reading love letters of people who thought these letters would stay private👀 i wish i hadn’t rushed to finish this book, i think it would be best enjoyed if you read a couple everyday ig my main criticism is why are all these letters from white men? have you never read arabic poetry and love letters? have you never read Sultan Suleiman’s love letters to his Hurrem? we were robbed. also, this book could use an editer; there were a few typos and the last poem was a repeat of the previous one??

  18. 5 out of 5

    P

    Some of these moved me to tears (Sir Walter Raleigh). Many made me giggle. Most made my heart smile. And few made my brows furrow. It truly is a lost art and confession of faith - written word. While some letters left me at peace, I found a sense of urgency and panic in most letters, desperation. What powerful insight to know that love brought even these powerful figures to their knees. Letters from Fitzgerald, Roosevelt, Wilson, and Beethoven were love inspired... Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours Some of these moved me to tears (Sir Walter Raleigh). Many made me giggle. Most made my heart smile. And few made my brows furrow. It truly is a lost art and confession of faith - written word. While some letters left me at peace, I found a sense of urgency and panic in most letters, desperation. What powerful insight to know that love brought even these powerful figures to their knees. Letters from Fitzgerald, Roosevelt, Wilson, and Beethoven were love inspired... Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kristine

    I listened to these letters on audio book which was really nice, because the reader had a lovely British accent. The love letters were written from famous men from the 1700 & 1800's. I especially enjoyed hearing those of Mozart, Beethoven and Mark Twain. This is a fairly short book with under 50 letters in it. The language used is so beautiful! I listened to these letters on audio book which was really nice, because the reader had a lovely British accent. The love letters were written from famous men from the 1700 & 1800's. I especially enjoyed hearing those of Mozart, Beethoven and Mark Twain. This is a fairly short book with under 50 letters in it. The language used is so beautiful!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Manik Sukoco

    What a classic read! Love letters of great men? How can I say no? Some of these letter moved me to tears, any made me giggle, but most made my heart warm and smile in my face. How adorable knowing the very personal, the purest of feelings do those 'Great Men' have. Intensely romantic. I could read it over and over again. Just like an old man said: love makes the world spin around and around! What a classic read! Love letters of great men? How can I say no? Some of these letter moved me to tears, any made me giggle, but most made my heart warm and smile in my face. How adorable knowing the very personal, the purest of feelings do those 'Great Men' have. Intensely romantic. I could read it over and over again. Just like an old man said: love makes the world spin around and around!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Inbetweenpagesxo

    This was one of those 'in between' reads I picked up while I was deciding on my next book to read. I did enjoy it, and it was nice to be witness of the softer side of many of these men. I just wanted my Carrie Bradshaw moment to be honest. I got it. Found some lovely quotes to bookmark, so no time wasted. Lovely collection, if you're a hopeless romantic, you should pick it up. ⭐⭐⭐ This was one of those 'in between' reads I picked up while I was deciding on my next book to read. I did enjoy it, and it was nice to be witness of the softer side of many of these men. I just wanted my Carrie Bradshaw moment to be honest. I got it. Found some lovely quotes to bookmark, so no time wasted. Lovely collection, if you're a hopeless romantic, you should pick it up. ⭐⭐⭐

  22. 5 out of 5

    Narges

    loved it. as they say language was made to woo women, so use it properly :-D

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mrs Tupac

    I finished this book in one setting. awe men should express their emotions more these poems were beautiful.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amila

    An interesting, light read overall, quite funny at times. Reading someone's personal letters made me feel uncomfortable, which I coped with by mocking the author's choice of words and questioning the honesty behind them (that part was fun ngl). The short relationship stories after each letter turned into sort of a Spanish soap opera at times and I was LiViNg for it. Like yeah Henry, you're all fluff now but give it a couple of years and you'll be beheading the poor woman. Smh. My favorite letters An interesting, light read overall, quite funny at times. Reading someone's personal letters made me feel uncomfortable, which I coped with by mocking the author's choice of words and questioning the honesty behind them (that part was fun ngl). The short relationship stories after each letter turned into sort of a Spanish soap opera at times and I was LiViNg for it. Like yeah Henry, you're all fluff now but give it a couple of years and you'll be beheading the poor woman. Smh. My favorite letters were the ones written by Mozart and Voltaire. Mozart's letter could put a smile on my face any day of the year (because it's funny how well-packaged his mansplaining in it was) and Voltaire's one had me rooting for the success of the plan he'd laid out in it like it hadn't already come to pass. Spoiler alert: it failed. We shouldn't have been allowed to read these, but I am so glad that we are, because I had a blast.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elli

    i know more of these ppl than in the other book, but this book is just a taaaad less poetic and more like a letter. still good :)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Amala Aranake

    It is surprising to know such scandalous love lives these great men have had. Love is a powerful emotion, more so from the psyche of powerful men.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andreea

    a must read for all my fellow hopeless romantics <3

  28. 5 out of 5

    Hanna Knölke

    I'm screaming in love letters!!! This is such a beautiful collection and I'm more than excited to continue. I'm screaming in love letters!!! This is such a beautiful collection and I'm more than excited to continue.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ushnaa

    Meh

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sophie Rayton

    This was a fun read. All the letters were very old so the language in them is not how we'd typically speak today, which just made the reading experience all the more interesting. This was a fun read. All the letters were very old so the language in them is not how we'd typically speak today, which just made the reading experience all the more interesting.

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