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Letters of Note

Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: Shaun Usher

Publisher: Canongate Unbound

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name – an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.

More Letters of Note

Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

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Publisher: Canongate Books

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfelt, the historically significant, the tragic, the comic and the unexpected. Discover Richard Burton's farewell note to Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Keller's letter to The New York Symphony Orchestra about 'hearing' their concert through her fingers, the final missives from a doomed Japan Airlines flight in 1985, David Bowie's response to his first piece of fan mail from America and even Albus Dumbledore writing to a reader applying for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts. Including letters from: Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry James, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, Gerald Durrell, Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thompson, C. G. Jung, Katherine Mansfield, Marge Simpson, David Bowie, Dorothy Parker, Buckminster Fuller, Beatrix Potter, Che Guevara, Evelyn Waugh, Charlotte Brontë and many more.

Letters of Note: Love

Author: Shaun Usher

Publisher: Canongate Books

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Category: History

Page: 96

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In Letters of Note: Love, Shaun Usher gathers together some of the most powerful messages about love ever composed, whether inspired by love’s first blush or the recriminations at its ending, the regrets of unrequited feelings and the joys of passions known. Includes letters by: Simone de Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo Georgia O’Keeffe, Zora Neale Hurston Evelyn Waugh, Vita Sackville-West Nelson Mandela, Ansel Adams & many more

Letters of Note: Cats

Author: Shaun Usher

Publisher: Canongate Books

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Category: History

Page: 96

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In Letters of Note: Cats, Shaun Usher collects together the most engaging missives that celebrate, eulogise, rail against and analyse the idiosyncratic ways of our feline companions. James Joyce, Elizabeth Taylor Erasmus Darwin, Ernest Hemingway Chester Himes, Raymond Chandler John Cheever, Edward Lear Sylvia Townsend Warner, Jack Lemmon & many more

Letters of Note: Volume 1

An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

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Publisher: Chronicle Books

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Category: Literary Collections

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This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, Letters of Note is an instant classic.

More Letters of Charles Darwin (Complete)

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Category: Evolution

Page: 494

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Letters of Note: Volume 2

An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

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Publisher: Chronicle Books

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

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From the editor of the New York Times bestseller and instant classic Letters of Note, comes this companion volume of more than 125 captivating letters. Each turn of the page brings delight and discovery in a collection of correspondence that spans centuries and place, written by the famous, the not-so-famous, and the downright infamous. Entries are accompanied by a transcript of the letter, a short contextual introduction, and a spirited illustration—in most cases, a facsimile of the letter itself. A splendid gatefold features one extraordinary hand-embroidered biographical letter. As surprising as it is entertaining, Letters of Note: Volume 2 is a gift of endless enjoyment and lasting value.

Oliver Heaviside

The Life, Work, and Times of an Electrical Genius of the Victorian Age

Author: Paul J. Nahin

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: Science

Page: 318

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"A good book by a careful, historically minded engineer... A lively, informative narrative of Heaviside's life and work. Nahin has exhaustively resurveyed archives and contemporary sources and is very much at home in historical discussions of Victorian physics." -- Isis

The Letters of Junius ... A New Edition. MS. Note [in Pencil, by J. Parkes].

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Page: 393

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Further Letters of Joanna Baillie

Author: Joanna Baillie

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Scottish playwright and poet Joanna Baillie (1762-1851) is a key literary figure of the British Romantic era. Scholars have argued for her importance as a forceful and original playwright, a major poet of Scottish songs and ballads, and a passionate writer on aesthetic and theological issues. In recent years her writings have returned to print, her plays have been performed in North America and the United Kingdom, and she has been the subject of several monographs and a biography. For this edition of Further Letters, Dr. Thomas McLean has located, transcribed, and annotated some two hundred and thirty new letters from collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. He has supplemented these manuscript letters with thirty-seven letters previously printed in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century sources but now presumed lost. This new work extends Judith Bailey Slagle's two-volume Collected Letters (FDUP, 1999), providing new information regarding Baillie's relationship with her contemporaries, her publishers, and the London theater world. But it also stands alone as a five-decade epistolary overview of Baillie and her times. The earliest letter dates from 1800, not long after Baillie had announced her authorship of the first volume of Plays on the Passions. The last dates only a few weeks before her death in 1851. Baillie's circle of friends was impressive and included many well-known writers, artists, theologians, scientists, and surgeons. This new edition includes significant letters written to major literary figures like Walter Scott, Robert Southey, Felicia Hemans, and Anna Jameson. A series of letters to the actors George and Sarah Bartley gives new insights into Baillie's relationship with the London theater. Letters to contemporary Scottish writers, including Anne Banner-man, Susan Ferrier, Anne Grant, and Hector Macneill extend our knowledge of Baillie's relationships with literary Scotland. Baillie's associations with American writers, and especially those of the New England Unitarian community, are extended here in new letters to Nathaniel Parker Willis, Charles Sumner, Catherine Sedgwick, and Joseph Tuckerman, among others. Letters to leading publishers and close friends give new information about the composition of several of Baillie's plays, and further evidence of the challenges faced by nineteenth-century women writers. Baillie comments on significant Romantic-era works including Southey's "Cataracts of Lodore," Lord Byron's Childe Harold, Hemans's Records of Woman, and Anna Barbauld's Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, and she presents memorable descriptions of Sarah Siddons, William Wordsworth, Maria Edgeworth, and George Crabbe. Taken together, this edition of Baillie's correspondence offers a remarkable five-decade portrait of an artist engaged with the most significant literary, religious, and political issues of her day. Those interested in Scottish literature, British theater, or nineteenth-century women writers will find these wide-ranging letters informative and fascinating.

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