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The Virago Book of Love Letters
The Virago Book of Love Letters

The Virago Book of Love Letters

by Jill Dawson

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Product ID:13927

Language

English

Publisher

Virago Press

ISBN

1860495230 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 210

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Jill Dawson
Editor(s): Jill Dawson
Publisher: Virago Press
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 210
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1860495230

Description

Passion, longing, the desolation of unrequited love or the end of an affair are some of the consuming emotions in this ravishing compendium which reveals the enduring power of the love affair to produce ardent and often unguarded personal writing. From Emily Dickinson to Anais Nin, Anne Boleyn to the Empress Josephine, all wrote marvellous, highly charged lover letters. With the promise of intimate glimpses into the writers hearts, this anthology delivers Virginia Woolf at her wittiest, Colette in ardent and dreamy mood, Simone de Beauvoir at her most private and provocative.

Jill Dawson has snipped the pink ribbons on a bushel of vintage love letters and exposed their secret folds to the light.
-Daily Express

As we head down the super-highway of e-mail and fax, we shall all need instruction in this old-fashioned art.
- Times Literary Supplement

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

INVITATION
Will you admit me now?

DECLARATION
Well, then let slip the masks

ADULATION
There is only you

TEMPTATION AND FRUSTATION
I tremble for what we are doing

CONSUMMATION
Love me and use me well

REJECTION
Let it be friendship meanwhile

DESOLATION
My heart is broke

CELEBRATION
All last night I was with you in happy dreams

Acknowledgments

Index

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