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100 Words for Lovers

by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 128
Paperback
ISBN: 9780547212579






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Overview of 100 Words for Lovers

Spark the interest of that special someone as you share the intimacies of the latest title in the best-selling 100 Words series.
100Words for Lovers provides both would-be and experienced lovers with the right words to get in the mood and set the tone.These are words used by famous lovers themselves and by famous writers describing the most torrid affairs of the heart.
What kinds of words? Amorous and alluring, beguiling and bewitching.They show lovers showering attention, idolizing each other, and meeting in secret trysts.They show lovers who are tortured by infatuation, star-crossed, inflamed, and full of ardor, as they pine and yearn for an embrace with their heartthrob and succumb to the bliss of erotic passion.
Anyone with the least inclination for romance will be entranced by the quotations that illustrate the words in this book.They come from poetry, fiction, and movie and television scripts, as well as private letters.The authors range from Elizabethan poets such asWilliam Shakespeare and John Donne, to modernists such as VirginiaWoolf and D.H.
Lawrence, to contemporaries such as Michael Ondaatje and Kiran Desai.
You’ll swoon when you read this book, and if you’re playing it smart, you won’t be reading alone.

Synopsis of 100 Words for Lovers

Spark the interest of that special someone as you share the intimacies of the latest title in the best-selling 100 Words series.
100Words for Lovers provides both would-be and experienced lovers with the right words to get in the mood and set the tone.These are words used by famous lovers themselves and by famous writers describing the most torrid affairs of the heart.
What kinds of words? Amorous and alluring, beguiling and bewitching.They show lovers showering attention, idolizing each other, and meeting in secret trysts.They show lovers who are tortured by infatuation, star-crossed, inflamed, and full of ardor, as they pine and yearn for an embrace with their heartthrob and succumb to the bliss of erotic passion.
Anyone with the least inclination for romance will be entranced by the quotations that illustrate the words in this book.They come from poetry, fiction, and movie and television scripts, as well as private letters.The authors range from Elizabethan poets such asWilliam Shakespeare and John Donne, to modernists such as VirginiaWoolf and D.H.
Lawrence, to contemporaries such as Michael Ondaatje and Kiran Desai.
You’ll swoon when you read this book, and if you’re playing it smart, you won’t be reading alone.

About the Author, Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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