This intimate chronicle of a young couple's romantic courtship in 1850 is based on 62 true love letters written by Edward Jarvis Tenney, a 16-year-old Harvard scholar.
Will You Write to Me?
The Courtship of Lizzie Andrews
In 1850, a 16-year-old Harvard scholar named Edward Jarvis Tenney penned his first letter to his beloved 14-year old cousin Lizzie Andrews.
Four years of their courtship correspondence is preserved in his letters. Edward reveals his passion and exposes his charm, foibles and follies.
Sharing his deepest secrets, he beseeches Lizzie to keep his letters private -- to destroy them after she reads them.
She defies his request.
Through her voice, we hear her story as she receives each letter, letters rich with historical events and young love in Victorian New England.