Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor * Richard Burton The Marriage of the Century

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Aurum Press, Feb 18, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages

A tough Welshman, he was softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman: she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony. For quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the king and queen of Hollywood.

Yet their two marriages to each other represented much more than outlandish romance. Together, Elizabeth and Richard were a fascinating embodiment of the mores and transgressions of their time and even luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy looked to them as a barometer of the culture. The enduring glamour, grandeur, drama and bravado embodied in the couple gave rise to the type of rabid gossip and wide-eyed adoration that are the staples of today’ s media.

Using brand-new research and interviews – including unique access to Taylor herself, the Burton family, and Taylor’ s extensive personal correspondence – this ultimate celebrity biography is the gripping real-life story of a fairy-tale couple whose lives were even grander and more outrageous than the epic films they made.

 

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I lost interest and skimmed my way through the book. Liz and Dick have a unique love story. Most people think of Prince Charles and Di as "THE couple" because of the fairy-tale wedding, but I think we ... Read full review

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User Review  - SigmundFraud - LibraryThing

I loved Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner. It is not a serious book but it is fun and interesting. I am not cinemate but I like to read ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
THREE
A Year in the
FOUR No More Marriages
SEVEN Married Love EIGHT
NINE
Boom
TEN The OnlyGame inTown
TWELVE Fallen Stars
THIRTEEN Bluebeard
16
Divorce His Divorce Hers
34
FIFTEEN Massacrein Rome
54
Endnotes
102
Bibliography
219
Two Poems byRichard Burton
RWC-2
Copyright

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Nancy Schoenberger teaches creative writing and has written three books.

Nancy Schoenberger teaches creative writing and has written three books.

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