Love letters: a page from SATC

Just saw the movie “Sex and the City” last night and loved it, especially when Big asked Carrie if she was the last person in New York still checking out library books. For anyone who’s wondering, an article in the Las Vegas Sun says the book Carrie was reading aloud from to Big, Love Letters of Great Men is real, although the title is slightly different (listed as Love Letters of Great Men and Women on so it may not actually be exactly the same book (Update: I’ve asked several of my librarian colleagues for their opinion and the general concensus is that this is not the same book Carrie reads to Big and that the book is fictional). The letter from Beethoven though (“ever mine, ever thine, ever ours”), can be found online here.

If you’re interested in reading more romantic love letters, try

The Book of Love by Diane Ackerman and Jeanne Mackin (eds.) – excerpts from classic fiction, famous poetry, and memoirs and letters of famous men and women (no Beethoven, though!)

Literary Lust: The Sexiest Moments in Classic Fiction compiled by Stella Hyde (From Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights: “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”)

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Poems and Letters

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Love Letters: The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran to May Ziadah

Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958 by Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson

If fiction’s more your type, try

A.S. Byatt’s Possession

The Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock

P.S. I love you by Cecelia Ahern


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