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This collection of letters conveys timeless tales of love and passion written by some of the most interesting male figures in history, including revolutionary thinkers, visionary painters, and enlightened writers. Even dark minds like Edgar Allan Poe experience love, and each letter reveals personal desires, intimate details, and intense emotions. Although similar anthologies have previously been published, never before have great love letters been available in audio form.
Perfect for those moments when you are crying too hard to read, Love Everlasting also provides some background behind the author and recipient, illuminating the love story behind each epistolary gem.
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By Heimo on 02-09-10
enduring tales of love
each letter is prefaced with a short biography not only of the writer but of the affair itself, so that this is a collection of many little, though mostly famous, love stories. at first i thought i would get bored because i already knew so many of the names. not so. it was all interesting, and many of the letters chosen were wonderfully representative of the relationship or affair. i often smiled and enjoyed every letter so much.
the letters are in no kind of order, chronologically or by subject matter. one minute ronald reagan, the next kafka. for me that added to the surprise. however, there were very few modern letter writers, most were from the past.
a touching letter written by a man about to die at bull run stands out in my mind...
a good investment, i could only have wished it was longer. there are 44 chapters and they seem to begin somewhere near the beginning of each letter, or few letters. but never with the exact beginning, at least that i heard.
if you love to read letters, you will probably like this. the readers are from average to good. nothing bad except for the man who decided to read mark twain;s letter with an accent. the recording could have done without that, but what the heck. a minor infraction...
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