Much attention is focused upon the love stories of Edgar Allan and Virginia Poe
and Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning when discussing great love stories of the 19th century, while the
love story of Anglo-French writer, Hilaire Belloc and his Irish-American wife, Elodie Hogan, is often overlooked.
It is, however, a touching and romantic tale and the Bellocs actually faced more obstacles than the Poes and the
Brownings. For one thing, they lived on two different continents when they met.