Letters to Juliet : Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona and the Power of Love Paperback
The enduring legend of Shakespeare's pair of star-crossed lovers draws millions of visitors to Verona, Italy, each year.
But that is just part of the story. Every day, letters, frequently addressed simply, Juliet, Verona arrive in the city.
They come by the truckload, in almost every language imaginable, written by romantics seeking Juliet's counsel.
Most of the missives talk of love, of course - love found and love lost, love sought and love remembered. And, amazingly, not one letter goes unanswered. Letters to Juliet tells the story of these letters and the volunteers who have been writing responses for more than seven decades - volunteers who first acted privately, and who are now sanctioned by the city of Verona as part of the Juliet Club.
Featuring more than seventy-five heartfelt letters, this poetic book retraces the history behind Shakespeare's tale and tours the monuments that have fueled the world's enchantment with Juliet and her Romeo.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, 40 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
- Publication Date: 01/05/2010
- Category: Gift books
- ISBN: 9781584799122
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Review by tristan10
The Novel, Letters to juliet, encompasses the theme of following your heart because it can lead to finding your one true love. In the beginning, Sophie , the protaganist struggles with having a happy vacation as her fiance, Victor, is only focused on his carreer as a chef. She explores Verona, Italy and finds an interesting wall with several letters asking "Juliet" for advice on love. She finds out that there was a hidden letter inbetween the rocks and decides to write back to it after asking the group who writes back to all of the letters approve. Throughout the middle he/she preserves by going on a journey to find the woman named, Claire, who wrote the letter to her love , Lorenzo Batolini, but he never wrote back. Along the way meeting Claire's grandson, Charlie, and together, they slowly create disliking feelings for eachother. By the end he/she has learned that true love can be found anywhere at anytime and by helping Claire find her true love she noticed that her true love was Charlie. (176pgs/176pgs)
Review by silva_44
This beautifully written book is a testimony to the enduring love of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Having taught the play many times, it was enjoyable to read a bit about the history of the letter-writing phenomenon and learn about some of the places in Verona that have been associated with the play.