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50 Great Love Letters You Have To Read (Golden Deer Classics)

50 Great Love Letters You Have To Read (Golden Deer Classics)

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50 Great Love Letters You Have To Read (Golden Deer Classics)

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Jan 1, 2018


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
Jan 1, 2018

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50 Great Love Letters You Have To Read (Golden Deer Classics) - Ludwig van Bethoveen

50 Classic Love Letters You Have To Read

Ludwig van Bethoveen Oscar Wilde Emma Darwin Vita Sackville-West Virginia Woolf Honoré De Balzac Napoleon Bonaparte John Keats Lord Byron Voltaire Henri VIII Leo Tolstoy Gustave Flaubert Nathaniel Hawthorne Jack London Johann von Goethe James Joyce Abigail Adams Sullivan Ballou Harriet Beecher Stowe Pietro Bembo Charlotte Brontë Lewis Carroll Catherine Of Aragon Mark Twain John Constable Oliver Cromwell Ninon De L’Enclos Alfred De Musset Zelda Fitzgerald Mary Wollstonecraft Heloise Count Gabriel Honore De Mirbeau Lyman Hodge King Henry IV IV Franz Liszt Katherine Mansfield Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Thomas Otway Ovid Robert Schumann Vincent Van Gogh Tsarina Alexandra Laura Lyttleton

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Ludwig van Bethoveen - The Immortal Beloved

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Oscar Wilde - Letters to Lord Alfred Bosie Douglas

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Emma Darwin - Love Letter to Charles Darwin

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Vita Sackville-West & Virginia Woolf - Love Letters

Letter 8

Letter 9

Honoré de Balzac - Letter to Countess Ewelina Haska

Letter 10

Napoleon Bonaparte - Letters to Joséphine de Beauharnais

Letter 11

Letter 12

John Keats - Letters to Fanny Brawne

Letter 13

Letter 14

Lord Byron - Letter to Teresa Guiccioli

Letter 15

Voltaire - Letter to Olympe Dunover

Letter 16

Henry VIII - Letter to Anne Boleyn

Letter 17

Leo Tolstoy - Letter to Valeria Arsenev

Letter 18

Gustave Flaubert - Letter to Louise Colet

Letter 19

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Letter To Sophia Hawthorne

Letter 20

Jack London - Letter to Anna Strunsky

Letter 21

Johann von Goethe - Letter to Charlotte von Stein

Letter 22

James Joyce - Letter to Nora Barnacle

Letter 23

Abigail Adams - Letter To John Adams

Letter 24

Sullivan Ballou - Letter To Sarah Ballou

Letter 25

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Letter To Her Husband, Calvin

Letter 26

Pietro Bembo - Letter To Lucrezie Borgia

Letter 27

Charlotte Brontë - Letter to Constantin Heger

Letter 28

Lewis Carroll - Letter to Gertrude Chataway

Letter 29

Catherine Of Aragon - Letter to Henri VIII

Letter 30

Mark Twain - Letter to Olivia Langdon

Letter 31

John Constable - Letter to Maria Bicknell

Letter 32

Oliver Cromwell - Letter to Elizabeth Cromwell

Letter 33

Ninon De L’Enclos - Letter To One Of Her Lovers

Letter 34

Alfred de Musset - Letter to Amantine Aurore Dudevant

Letter 35

Zelda Fitzgerald - Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald

Letter 36

Mary Wollstonecraft - Letter to William Godwin

Letter 37

Heloise - Letter to Peter Abelard

Letter 38

Count Gabriel Honore de Mirbeau - Letter to Sophie

Letter 39

Lyman Hodge - Letter to Mary Granger

Letter 40

King Henry IV Of France - Letter to Gabrielle d’Estrées

Letter 41

Franz Liszt - Letter to the Countess d’Agoult

Letter 42

Katherine Mansfield - Letter to John Middleton Murry

Letter 43

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Letter to his wife Constanze

Letter 44

Thomas Otway - Letter to Mrs Barry

Letter 45

Ovid - Letter to his wife

Letter 46

Robert Schumann - Letter to Clara Wieck

Letter 47

Vincent Van Gogh - Letter to Theo, his brother

Letter 48

Tsarina Alexandra - Letter to Tsar Nicholas II Of Russia

Letter 49

Laura Lyttleton - Letter to Alfred, Her Husband

Letter 50

Ludwig van Bethoveen - The Immortal Beloved

The Immortal Beloved (German "Unsterbliche Geliebte") is the mysterious addressee of a love letter which composer Ludwig van Beethoven wrote on 6–7 July 1812 in Teplitz. The entire letter is written on 10 small pages, in Beethoven's rather inconsistent handwriting. The apparently unsent letter was found in the composer's estate after his death, after which it remained in the hands of Anton Schindler until his death, was subsequently willed to his sister, and was sold by her in 1880 to the Berlin State Library, where it remains today. The letter is written in pencil and consists of three parts.

Since Beethoven did not specify a year, or a location, an exact dating of the letter and identification of the addressee was speculative until the 1950s, when an analysis of the paper's watermark yielded the year, and by extension the place. Scholars have since this time been divided on the intended recipient of the Immortal Beloved letter. The two candidates favored by most contemporary scholars are Antonie Brentano and Josephine Brunsvik. Other candidates who have been conjectured, with various degrees of mainstream scholarly support, are Julie (Giulietta) Guicciardi, Therese Brunsvik, Amalie Sebald (de), Dorothea von Ertmann, Therese Malfatti, Marie von Erdödy (de), Bettina von Arnim, and several others.

Facsimile of the first page of the letter addressed to Immortal Beloved.

Letter 1


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    Simply beautiful - these letters filled my heart with pure joy.
    I can only hope to give and receive love as deep one day.