Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton the Marriage of the Century

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton the Marriage of the Century

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By (author) Sam Kashner, By (author) Nancy Schoenberger

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  • Publisher: JR Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 197mm x 33mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 9 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1907532404
  • ISBN 13: 9781907532405
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 96,339

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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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Sam Kashner is author of three non-fiction books and one novel, Sinatraland and writes for Vanity Fair, Esquire and GQ. Nancy Schoenberger teaches creative writing and has written three books.

Review quote

'Among the season's most revelatory biographies...illuminated the inner workings of this most public of Hollywood love affairs.' The Independent

Editorial reviews

‘Excellent biography’ – Gabriel Byrne