The Most Powerful Love Letters Ever Written

Imagine if, among the gas bills, service charge reminders and takeaway flyers was a letter from a lover, telling you in beautiful English that you’re the best thing ever. The internet is an unbelievably great form of communication, but people use their phones and desktops so much that a touching message on WhatsApp just falls between all your other chat threads, open apps and tabs. Whereas, a letter, makes you stop. And these letters made hearts stop. From some of history’s greatest literary heroes and most-adored artists and actors, here are 9 of the most powerful sentiments ever written, describing love that's turbulent, stolen, unrequited, certain and pure.

This article was published December 7th 2015