Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love
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 missive...more
The movie has a different twist than the book. The book explores more of the world of Juilet's letters and how they came to be. The ladies of Verona have assumed the role of Secretaries of Juliet' for eight decades and has voluntarily answered each of these letters personally.
Letters To Juliet is a wonderful and imaginative take on Shakespeare's love story...more
Reading the blurb, saying that this book has s...more
Towards the middle, and end, the book did get a little more interesting as the authors started to talk about the creation of the Club di Guieletta; as well as the history of such.
Reading the let...more
The book begins with a literary journey through history. Even before Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers, there is much evidence of several versions and variations of this universal story. It is possible to speculate (with a certain degree of certainty) from which works Shakespeare may have borrowed. As a student of literature,...more
From the first pages I have been dragged instead into the words. Trying not to become part of the words through my well-known feeling when reading something very well written about Italy, I tried to stay objective. But around page 34 I admited I was lost...more
In Verona, Italy there is a monument dedicated to Juliet Capulet, its most famous resident, where thousands have flocked for over a century to pray to, talk to, touch the gravestone of, and leave letters for the iconic lady...more
Think of it as the Queen Bees and Wannabes is to Mean Girls. If you liked that book and thought that it gave the film a different meaning, then you're definitely going to love this book, especially if you're a sucker for (tragic) love stories.
Personally, I liked the book. At first, I find it kinda boring, but things get...more
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. Everyday, 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. And, amazingly, not one goes unans...more
This book details everything you would want to know about the Club de Giulietta: how it started, why it started, what it has become, etc. I found it pretty fascinating, also, the fact that this "history" book is only 130+ pages...more
Really interesting and some of the letters are sweet, others quite fu...more
The book gives the history of the letters and examples of many. This book would make the heart of any true romantic swell...more
i remind you that this is not a novel but...more