Poems for Love: A New Anthology

About the Author

Joanna Trollope is the author of 19 highly acclaimed and best-selling novels, including The Rector's Wife, Marrying the Mistress, and Daughters in Law. She was appointed OBE in 1996 and a trustee of the National Literacy Trust in 2012. She has chaired the Whitbread and Orange Awards, as well as being a judge of many other literature prizes; she has been part of two DCMS panels on public libraries and is patron of numerous charities, including Meningitis Now and Chawton House Library. In 2014, she updated Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility as the opening novel in the Austen Project.

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Introduction by Joanna Trollope

There has always been love, and we have been writing poetry about it for over 4,000 years. A complex and truly timeless emotion, love—whether passion or heartbreak, infatuation or flirtation—has provoked some of the greatest names in literature to write verse of outstanding beauty. From John Donne and William Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti, the very best classic love poetry is collected in this elegant Macmillan Collector's Library anthology. That we still read and enjoy these heartfelt poems today is a testament both to their individual genius, and to the enduring power of love.


Poems for Love features an introduction by best-selling author and Romantic Novelist Association prize winner Joanna Trollope. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much-loved classic titles.

  • Hardcover
  • 4 x 6.2 inches
  • 160 pages
  • Published: 2018

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