Furious Love

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 38mm | 419.99g
  • JR Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 1907532404
  • 9781907532405
  • 106,087

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

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About Sam Kashner

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.

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