A deeply moving look into romance and tragedy in the life of a Victorian-era Harvard student and his beloved wife, through journal entries, letters, and images of the actual diary.
In 1857, at the age of twenty, a Harvard student named Francis Ellingwood Abbot met seventeen-year-old Katie Loring at a party in Concord, Massachusetts, and realized he had found his soul mate. An impetuous lover and a promising poet and thinker, Frank asked for her hand in marriage just weeks later, and began to record his thoughts and feelings in journals and in gorgeous letters. Collected here for the first time, Frank's witty, moving, and divinely sensitive writings reveal the deepest recesses of his heart as his love for Katie grew during their marriage.
A beautiful keepsake and a rediscovered treasure, 'If Ever Two Were One' is certain to be recognized as one of the greatest romances of all time.