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First published in 2020, Letters of Note: Love is a compulsive collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with love at their heart, beginning with a letter of advice from parent to lovesick child that contains words of wisdom which are surely valuable for people of all ages, and the letter that led to the striking down of a ban on mixed race marriages in the United States, written by a lady with a surname so perfect as to be almost unbelievable. You will also read an acutely unromantic marriage proposal from 1866 that may induce tears of laughter and a long sigh of pity, and a desperate letter from a broken-hearted, escaped slave to the man who helped him flee his master, in which he seeks help in finding his beloved wife. And, of course, you will find numerous examples of the trusty love letter--letters to lovers, letters to the dead, letters unsent--a form of correspondence with no modern equivalent, and a flavour of letter to which millions of people owe so much.
Includes letters by:
Simone de Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Zora Neale Hurston, Evelyn Waugh, Vita Sackville-West, Nelson Mandela, John Steinbeck, & many more.