Booklicious: Get Inspired by Love Letters of Great Women

November 06, 2009


The Love Letter by Auguste Toulmouche

"We two, you know, have everything before us, and we shall do very great things -- I have perfect faith in us -- and so perfect is my love for you that I am, as it were, still, silent to my very soul. I want nobody but you for my lover and my friend and to nobody but you shall I be faithful."

Perhaps a post about love letters would be better suited to February, but who says November doesn't deserve a little love, too? The London Times has posted an excerpt from Love Letters of Great Women by Ursula Doyle, a November release that features achingly sweet writing by the likes of George Sand, Anne Boleyn, Queen Victoria and Jane Austen. The above quote comes from a letter by writer Katherine Mansfield, whose love affairs achieved a number of scandalous results, not the least of which was her mother cutting her out of her will.


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