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Furious Love Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover Large Print
ISBN-10: 1410429857
ISBN-13: 9781410429858
Sku: 216802033
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Pages:  753
 
"Published in 2010 by arrangement with HarperCollins Publishers"--T.p. verso.
Annotation:
On the scale of epic romantic couplings, the vacillating attachment between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton lies somewhere in between the ultra-ephemeral celebrity liaisons of contemporary times and the eternal union of mythic pairs such as Romeo and Juliet or Tristan and Iseult. In this exhaustive portrait of Taylor and Burton's torrid and tumultuous relationship, which encompassed two marriages and 25 years, Vanity Fair editor Sam Kashner and celebrity biographer Nancy Schoenberger combine unprecedented access to Burton's journals and love letters with dozens of in-depth interviews with Taylor and scores of the couple's friends and family members to relate the intimate details of one of the most scandalous and provocative love stories of the 20th century.

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"[A] five-alarm blaze of a biography that enthralls like an Olympian epic....In its sympathetic chronicle of a dazzling couple whose glitter gradually dulls and whose power struggle devolves into marital stalemate, the book by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger reads like F. Scott Fitzgerald's TENDER IS THE NIGHT - with oceans more booze and conspicuous consumption." - Carrie Rickey 07/18/2010

"I fell for FURIOUS LOVE, hook, line and sinker..., and not just because of the 'guilty pleasures' that accrue to bad Taylor-Burton films and cheesy celebrity biographies. Ultimately FURIOUS LOVE is utterly persuasive on the ineffable force of 'the most notorious, publicized, celebrated, and vilified love affair of its day,' offering a powerful portrait of the ecstasies and travails of overreaching passion and crippled psyches." - Rebecca Steinitz 07/04/2010

"[A]n entertaining, blow-by-blow account of the life and times of an epic Hollywood couple....There is no shortage of saucy anecdotes in FURIOUS LOVE..." - Dave Shiflett 06/14/2010

"[A]n indulgent, plenty-of-fun book about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's traveling circus of money, booze and mutual obsession....[And] the authors make shrewd observations." - Ada Calhoun 08/01/2010

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0753
Product attributePublisher:   Thorndike Press
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