Title: Love Letters of Great Men, Vol. 1
Author: John C. Kirkland
Finished: April 18, 2009
This book has probably seen more readers than ever before, due to the film Sex and the City as Carrie reads Big one from her library book.
Almost immediately I began search for the book if only to feel the love that men from history have shared with their loves. It was a great and inspirational read.
I am intrigued after reading to see what Kirkland has in mind for Vol. 2. This specific volume only includes love letters through 1915, and it’s hard to imagine that is all there remains. I’m sure as the years so along real love letters have ceased to exist and have been replaced with quick text messages and emails or actual conversations.
Some of my favorites include:
- Gaius Plinius Secundus to Calpurnia, 100 A.D. (page 14)
- Beethoven to Antonie von Birkenstock Brentano, 1812 (page 50-53)
- Count Leo Tolstoy to Valeria Arsenev, Nov 2, 1856 (page 84)
- Robert Schumaan to Clara Wieck, 1838 (page 89)
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