Furious Love: The Love Affair of Elizabeth and Richard

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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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‘Excellent biography’ – Gabriel Byrne

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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)

About the Author:

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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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The definitive story of Hollywood s most famous coupleHe was a tough-guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman; she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony. For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty, and their fiery romance--often called the marriage of the century --was the most notorious, publicized, and celebrated love affair of its day.For the first time, Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of this larger-than-life couple, showing how their romance and two marriages commanded the attention of the world. Also for the first time, in exclusive access given to the authors, Elizabeth Taylor herself gives never-revealed details and firsthand accounts of her life with Burton. Drawing upon brand-new information and interviews--and on Burton s private, passionate, and heartbreaking letters to Taylor--Furious Love sheds new light on the movies, the sex, the scandal, the fame, the brawls, the booze, the bitter separations, and, of course, the fabled jewels. It offers an intimate glimpse into Elizabeth and Richard s privileged world and their elite circle of friends, among them Princess Grace, Montgomery Clift, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Peter O Toole, Michael Caine, Marlon Brando, Rex Harrison, Mike Nichols, Laurence Olivier, Robert Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Noel Coward, John Huston, Ava Gardner, the Rothschilds, Maria Callas, and Aristotle Onassis. It provides an entertaining, eye-opening look at their films, their wildly lucrative reign in Europe and in Hollywood--and the price they paid for their extravagant lives.Shocking and unsparing in its honesty, Furious Love explores the very public marriage of Liz and Dick as well as the private struggles of Elizabeth and Richard, including Le Scandale, their affair on the set of the notorious epic Cleopatra that earned them condemnation from the Vatican; Burton s hardscrabble youth in Wales; the crippling alcoholism that nearly destroyed his career and contributed to his early death; the medical issues that plagued both him and Elizabeth; and the failed aspirations and shame that haunted him throughout their relationship. As Kashner and Schoenberger illuminate the events and choices that shaped this illustrious couple s story, they demonstrate how the legendary pair presaged America s changing attitudes toward sex, marriage, morality, and celebrity. Yet ultimately, as the authors show, Elizabeth and Richard shared something priceless beyond the drama: enduring love.Addictive and entertaining, Furious Love is more than a celebrity biography; it s an honest yet sympathetic portrait of a man, a woman, and a passion that shocked and mesmerized the world. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061562846

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Furious Love: The Love Affair of Elizabeth and Richard, Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger, He was a tough-guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman; she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Marc Antony. For a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the creme de la creme of Hollywood royalty. Their tempestuous, on-again off-again romance, which began on the set of the colossal flop Cleopatra, made headlines worldwide. In this addictively readable, first dual biography of these legendary personalities, veteran reporter Sam Kashner and noted biographer Nancy Schoenberger demonstrate how Taylor and Burton's 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 American culture, and even luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy looked to them as a barometer of the times. The enduring glamour, grandeur, drama, and bravado embodied by this legendary duo in many ways gave rise to the rabid gossip and wide-eyed adoration that are the staples of today's tabloid media. Kashner and Schoenberger draw upon brand-new research and interviews - including unprecedented access to Taylor herself, the Burton family, and Taylor's extensive personal correspondence - to capture a time when the violet-eyed beauty and her robust British leading man were the true king and queen of Hollywood. Shocking and unsparing in its honesty, "Furious Love" probes Burton's troubled past growing up the 12th of 13 children sired by a hardscrabble Welsh miner; of the crippling alcoholism that nearly destroyed his career and contributed to his early death; and, the painful medical issues that plagued both him and his wife. It is also an in-depth look at this stunning couple's notorious and jaw-dropping relationship that began while both were married to other people, including intimate details about their sexual escapades, stormy emotional battles, and bitter separations. The ultimate celebrity biography, "Furious Love" is the gripping real-life story of a fairytale couple whose lives were even grander and more outrageous than the epic films they made. Bookseller Inventory # B9780061562846

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