He is angry.
He is irritated.
Many days have passed and yet there is no news of his beloved. She doesn’t write.



Maybe she is ill. Maybe something bad happened to her. Oh, god, what if she is hurt somehow because I wasn’t there to protect her, to care for her? What if she someone else has caught her eye – someone who gives her attention when I couldn’t, who loves her more than me? But surely that’s not possible. Is it?

Love is toxic in the most delightful yet painful way.

You find yourself obsessing over the littlest changes. A single missed text, an unanswered call, and your thoughts go spiraling down, imagining the worst things possible. Isn’t that the truth? 

As all the dark thoughts gather in his mind, turning his every waking moment into a torment, Bonaparte pens down his anxieties and fears hoping that his jealous yet passionate urgings will convince his wife to write more often before loses his mind.

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//MY AESTHETIC// It took me SOOOOOO loooong to make this onee!!! SO YOU BETTER LIKE IT!!!

Napolean Bonaparte to Josephine Bonaparte
Verona, 3 Frimaire, year V [1797]

To Josephine, in Milan

I love you no longer; on the contrary, I detest you. You are a wretch, truly perverse, truly stupid, a real Cinderella. You never write to me at all, you do not love your husband; you know the pleasure that your letters give him yet you cannot even manage to write him half a dozen lines, thrown off in a moment!

What then do you do all day, Madame? What business is so vital that it robs you of the time to write to your faithful lover? What attachment can be stifling and pushing aside the love, the tender and constant love which you promised him? 

Who can this wonderful new lover be who takes up every moment, rules your days and prevents you from devoting your attention to your husband? Beware, Josephine; one fine night the doors will be broken down and there I shall be.

In truth, I am worried, my love, to have no news from you; write me a four-page letter at once made up from those delightful words which fill my heart with emotion and joy.

I hope you hold you in my arms before long, when I shall lavish upon you a million kisses, burning as the equatorial sun.


One look at his words, even a fleeting one, and your mind is filled with his troubled thoughts, his worry, his MAD ANTICIPATION.

I don’t blame Bonaparte for the hint of anger in his letter. And although everyone may not agree but to me, such a letter – with gentle reprimands and jealousy –  is one of the best ways to convey how much a person means to them.

He wants every bit of his wife reserved for himself. No exceptions are allowed. Even when he is gone, he wants her to devote as much thought to him as he does to her.

Granted, it’s always just a phase in the long-run of relationships but ISN’T IT THE BEST??
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SO? What did you think of Napolean Bonaparte’s letter to his wife?

How you imagine his wife would have felt at the receipt of this letter? 

Which lines were your favorite?





38 thoughts on “[MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS] PASSION + JEALOUSY// Love Letters//

  1. Aw poor Napolean… I would be quite furious too if my beloved husband didn’t write to me for a long time! Would probably write something similar, too… Worst, even. Oops xD
    You’re right, anger and passion are very much intertwined (though of course you should never act violently towards ANYONE) and lovers will often engage in it. It’s just the way humans are. Hate is not the opposite of love, indifference is – so you should be concerned when someone shows indifference, like dear Josephine here – I would!
    Love this obsession of yours (who would have thought??) Can’t wait for more posts on them 😍😍😍

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    1. YESSS!!! ME TOO! It struck me as soo familiar you know! I used to leave/still leave 🤣🤣 similar texts when someone (special? 🤣) doesn’t reply for a really really reeaaallly reaaaalllllyyyy loooong time! 🤣🤣 I mean ITS JUST NATURAL!! I AGREEEEEE!!

      Indifference hurts MORE …wayyyy more than hate! Because at that point, people JUST DONT CARE! 😱😱

      Well I LOOVEEEE LOVE LETTERS! When I was a teen, I used to write sooo many of them! 🤣🤣


      Ps – this one was good but YOU HAVE GOT TO READ THE ONE JOHN KEATS WRITE TO FANNY BRAWNE! I posted it too! ITS ….SOOO…GOD MY HEART!!😭😭😭😍😍😍❤️❤️


    1. It really was, wasn’t it? 😍😍❤️ And although there were hints of jealousy, I think there was more of possessiveness in it, don’t you? 😊😊

      AND I AGREE WITH WHAT YOU SAID! Too much jealousy ruins things and breeds doubt! I just hope Bonaparte and his wife didn’t have a row about it later on! 🤣🤣

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      Damn! I wasn’t expecting THAT! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 But I get what you are saying! Napoleon (Polly!! 🤣🤣) does sound a bit…extreme here, doesn’t he!?! 🤣🤣 Hahahhahahwh!! 🤣🤣

      “NO POST ON SUNDAYS, POLLY!” hahahha hahahah!! 🤣🤣🤣 YOUR COMMENT MADE MY DAYYY, Beck! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 LOOOOOVEEE YAAAAA!! ❤️❤️❤️😍😍👻👻👻👻

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    1. DAMNN!! 🤣🤣 Oh god! That Margaret! 🤣🤣 I CANNOT stop chuckling! And I can TOTALLY see what you meant..and now, I cannot stop imagining Napoleon and Josephine as James and Margaret! 🤣🤣🤣👻👻

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  2. Ughhhh I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH WORDPRESS!!!!! I had typed out a comment and then the app crashed before I could post it…. I AM SO ANNOYED LOL!!!!!!! 🙈😂🙈😂🙈 It took me ages then to find this post again in my feed. Lol at me and technology 😂😂😂
    This is a crazy letter isn’t it!!! I mean you certainly feel the depth of his love and his passion… But it’s toxic too isn’t it. The thinly veiled threats about coming to her door… It reminds me of the sort of all encompassing passion that is in Wuthering Heights. I love to read about relationships like this but I don’t think I would want to be in one OOOPS!!! I adore the letter though. It’s just so fascinating trying to peel back the layers and discover what made him write with such passion and almost vitriol. It’s such a fine line between love and hate in this letter and I adore it for that.. If he’d sent it to me though I’d be like return to sender LMAOOOOOO!!!!! I love this post Rain. So interesting this letter series of yours <333333

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      1. It took me SOOOO FUCKING LONG TO MAKE IT YOU KNOW! Finding the right images and then editing them is SUCH A TASK! 🤣🤣 So you have no idea how amazing it makes me feel that you liked it! 😍😍

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    1. THAT HAPPENS WITH MEEE AS WELLL! And to be honest, I hate reading posts in WP Reader! The BEAUTY is gone there, I am telling youu! I usually visit the blog itself! 🤣🤣 AND ITS BEEN HAPPENING WITH ME FOR A FEW DAYS THAT WHENEVER I POST A COMMENT, it DOESNT go through! Then I have to post it again! And then, LO AND BEHOLD – BOTH OF THEM ARE THERE! WHAT THE FUCKKKKKK!?! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      IT ISSSS! It certainly isss! A thin line between passion and toxicity in love, if you ask me. And well…for some people it works, for others doesn’t. Like if Josephine here also demands that her husband remain just as vigilant and if she is of a jealous and over-possessive nature then I can see their relationship thriving but otherwise NOTHING BUT FIGHTS ENDING IN TEARS HERE! 🤣🤣🤣😱😱

      About coming to her door, I also thought at first that he was maybe going too far but when I re-read it, I get that the first part of his letter is kind of…I don’t know..yes it seems a bit angry but doesn’t that door part seem like a little joke? Because in the next line he talks seriously? I don’t know 🤷‍♀️

      YESSS!! I LOOVEEE IT TOO! I love the fact that he is soo moved by the absence of her letters…usually people claim that only women go this crazy in love…this letter proves them wrong! 🤣🤣🤣

      THANK YOU SO SO SOOOO MUCH, Emer!! I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKED IT! ❤️❤️😍😍😍😍👻👻👻👻💕💕💕

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      1. I just love that there’s so much to interpret in one letter! It just really illustrates the complicated nature of love and passion and hate. How they’re all so intertwined. Really reveals the depths to which we go to when we love doesn’t it :))))) <3333

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    2. AND YESS TO WUTHERING HEIGHTSS! 😍😍❤️❤️ I LOVED HEATHCLIFF SOOO MUCH! 😍😍❤️ Oh god you have reminded me of it and now I have to either watch the series or read the book. I am gonna read the book I guess! 🤣🤣❤️❤️

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      1. Napoleon’s biggest passion were politics and to be fair, he apparently still loved Josephine when he divorced her. He was a little monomaniacal with everything he did. He nearly succeeded in becoming Emperor of whole Europe till he overreached by wanting to conquer Russia in an ill conceived campaign.

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      2. Well, now that I reflect back upon his letter, it makes sense because his urges do seem a bit maniacal to me now. 😕😕 But I wont say much about their personal relationship because no one ever REALLY knows what really happens between two people.
        Really though, your comment made me see his letter in different light! THANK YOU FOR THAT! 😊😊

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    1. I KNOW RIGHTTT!?! 😍😍😍❤️ I would NEVER have imagined him to be this sweet! Though someone recently told me that he divorced his wife later, despite still being in love, because they didn’t have a baby! That sucks! 😕😕

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  3. The aesthetic is so beautiful— I love the colours (red and black are the perfect combination)!!
    This was an interesting post and I don’t know much about this but if someone wasn’t sending you letters that you loved, it would be painful and you’d definitely want to say something. I also love how the emotions aren’t hidden in his letter– he wants her to know he is angry and jealous and most of all in love– it is almost a refreshing honesty in that way.
    Great post (and again beautiful aesthetic)!! ❤

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    1. AWWWWW!! 😭😭😭 Makes me sooo happy that you liked it! This one was the hardest to make because I just couldn’t find the right images! The intensity of red had to match in all of them AND SEARCHING FOR THEM WAS SUCH A BITCH! If you could see the MANYYYY failed attempts before this one, you’d puke! 🤣🤣 Yeah, they were THAT bad! 🤣🤣

      Yesss!! I LOVE IT WHEN THEY POUR THEIR HEART AND SOULS INTO THESE LETTERS! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️ It was so honest that even his reprimands didn’t seem to offend! 😍😍❤️❤️

      THANK YOU SO SO SOOOOO MUCH, Sophieee!! 😍😍😍❤️❤️💕💕

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      1. I really did!! 💛 It is hard to find the right pictures as you have one you want in your head and you can never find it!! Haha from creating a few of my own aesthetics I can understand the struggle!! (I am sure I wouldn’t puke haha 😂😂)
        YES I AM HERE FOR ALL THE EMOTIONS!! (Your use of capital is very infectious)!! 😂
        You’re welcome!!! 💛💛

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    1. They do something to your heart, don’t they, these letters? 😍😍❤️❤️❤️ Such raw emotions in them! And I agree, that Bonaparte knows how to twist a girl around his finger with his smooth words! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
      Seriously though, love this letter soo much! When I read it the first time all I could think was how Josephine would have reacted at receiving it, how she must have felt, what she must have written back! And I CANNOT stop imagining their meeting again, after sooo many days and such passionate letters! 😍😍❤️

      I AM SO SO SOOOO GLAD YOU LOVED THEM, Lashaan! ❤️❤️ Thank you soo much for readingggggg!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️👻👻👻👻👻

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