Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn

3.85 avg rating
( 2,543 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099487043: Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn

Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. But when she was five, her father deserted the family. With the outbreak of war in 1939, her mother thought they would be safer in Holland than Holland Park, but although they survived the German Occupation, the experience left its physical and emotional scars.

Back in England again, Audrey studied ballet with Marie Rambert. After a few West End musicals and minor film parts, she was spotted by the author, Colette, to star in a stage version of her novel, Gigi. And then Audrey's career took off. Her debut screen role was the Princess in the enchanting Roman Holiday. It won her an Oscar.

She went on to bring her unique grace and high spirits to a number of highly acclaimed films - from Funny Face and The Nun's Story to My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Robin and Marian.

For a while it looked as though her personal life would follow the Hollywood dream. But her marriage to Mel Ferrer was not to last. She married and divorced a second time, and there were other passionate but short-lived affairs, some revealed for the first time in this book, but her relationships were never entirely successful.

With all the insight, background knowledge and innate sympathy for his subject, qualities that have made his biographies of Hitchcock, Dietrich, Monroe and Bergman such international successes, Donald Spoto truly captures the spirit of an elusive, beautiful, talented and vulnerable woman.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Spoto has a Hollywood knack of spinning a good yarn ... What he delivers, with great vim and verbal rhythm, is a portrait of a cherished actress who led a seemingly blameless life" ( The Times)

"Immensely readable ... Donald Spoto captures the spirit of this enigmatic woman through her life and loves" ( Daily Express)

"The enchantment survives, unalloyed" ( Literary Review)

"Spoto's elegant prose is a perfect match for a subject who has always been a byword for elegance" ( Sunday Times)

"Spoto's sympathetic but frank biography leaves her less of an enigma but her magic remains untarnished" ( Sunday Tribune)

From the Publisher:

A new, in-depth biography of the iconic actress by critically-acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Donald Spoto
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New ed.. 192 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. But when she was five, her father deserted the family. With the outbreak of war in 1939, her mother thought they would be safer in Holland than Holland Park, but although they survived the German Occupation, the experience left its physical and emotional scars. Back in England again, Audrey studied ballet with Marie Rambert. After a few West End musicals and minor film parts, she was spotted by the author, Colette, to star in a stage version of her novel, Gigi . And then Audrey s career took off. Her debut screen role was the Princess in the enchanting Roman Holiday . It won her an Oscar. She went on to bring her unique grace and high spirits to a number of highly acclaimed films - from Funny Face and The Nun s Story to My Fair Lady , Breakfast at Tiffany s and Robin and Marian . For a while it looked as though her personal life would follow the Hollywood dream. But her marriage to Mel Ferrer was not to last. She married and divorced a second time, and there were other passionate but short-lived affairs, some revealed for the first time in this book, but her relationships were never entirely successful. With all the insight, background knowledge and innate sympathy for his subject, qualities that have made his biographies of Hitchcock, Dietrich, Monroe and Bergman such international successes, Donald Spoto truly captures the spirit of an elusive, beautiful, talented and vulnerable woman. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099487043

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Donald Spoto
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New ed.. 192 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. But when she was five, her father deserted the family. With the outbreak of war in 1939, her mother thought they would be safer in Holland than Holland Park, but although they survived the German Occupation, the experience left its physical and emotional scars. Back in England again, Audrey studied ballet with Marie Rambert. After a few West End musicals and minor film parts, she was spotted by the author, Colette, to star in a stage version of her novel, Gigi . And then Audrey s career took off. Her debut screen role was the Princess in the enchanting Roman Holiday . It won her an Oscar. She went on to bring her unique grace and high spirits to a number of highly acclaimed films - from Funny Face and The Nun s Story to My Fair Lady , Breakfast at Tiffany s and Robin and Marian . For a while it looked as though her personal life would follow the Hollywood dream. But her marriage to Mel Ferrer was not to last. She married and divorced a second time, and there were other passionate but short-lived affairs, some revealed for the first time in this book, but her relationships were never entirely successful. With all the insight, background knowledge and innate sympathy for his subject, qualities that have made his biographies of Hitchcock, Dietrich, Monroe and Bergman such international successes, Donald Spoto truly captures the spirit of an elusive, beautiful, talented and vulnerable woman. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099487043

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Spoto, Donald
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800994870430000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Donald Spoto
Published by Arrow 2007-06-07 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow 2007-06-07, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00488515

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Donald Spoto
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 19mm. Paperback. Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. But when she was five, her father deserted the family. With the outbreak of war in 1939,.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 304 pages. 0.241. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099487043

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Donald Spoto
Published by Arrow Books
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow Books. Book Condition: New. 2007. New Ed. Paperback. Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. After a few West End musicals and minor film parts, she was spotted by the author, Colette, to star in a stage version of her novel, "Gigi". And then Audrey's career took off. This book captures the spirit of an elusive, and vulnerable woman. Num Pages: 304 pages, 16. BIC Classification: BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 133 x 25. Weight in Grams: 244. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099487043

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Donald Spoto
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. But when she was five, her father deserted the family. With the outbreak of war in 1939, her mother thought they would be safer in Holland than Holland Park, but although they survived the German Occu. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099487043_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Donald Spoto
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, Donald Spoto, Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. But when she was five, her father deserted the family. With the outbreak of war in 1939, her mother thought they would be safer in Holland than Holland Park, but although they survived the German Occupation, the experience left its physical and emotional scars. Back in England again, Audrey studied ballet with Marie Rambert. After a few West End musicals and minor film parts, she was spotted by the author, Colette, to star in a stage version of her novel, "Gigi". And then Audrey's career took off. Her debut screen role was the Princess in the enchanting "Roman Holiday". It won her an Oscar. She went on to bring her unique grace and high spirits to a number of highly acclaimed films - from "Funny Face" and "The Nun's Story" to "My Fair Lady", "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Robin and Marian". For a while it looked as though her personal life would follow the Hollywood dream. But her marriage to Mel Ferrer was not to last. She married and divorced a second time, and there were other passionate but short-lived affairs, some revealed for the first time in this book, but her relationships were never entirely successful. With all the insight, background knowledge and innate sympathy for his subject, qualities that have made his biographies of Hitchcock, Dietrich, Monroe and Bergman such international successes, Donald Spoto truly captures the spirit of an elusive, beautiful, talented and vulnerable woman. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099487043

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Donald Spoto
Published by Arrow Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow Books, 2007. Book Condition: New. 2007. New Ed. Paperback. Born in Brussels in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was the daughter of a British father and a Dutch Baroness. After a few West End musicals and minor film parts, she was spotted by the author, Colette, to star in a stage version of her novel, "Gigi". And then Audrey's career took off. This book captures the spirit of an elusive, and vulnerable woman. Num Pages: 304 pages, 16. BIC Classification: BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 133 x 25. Weight in Grams: 244. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099487043

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Donald Spoto
Published by Cornerstone 2007-06-07, London (2007)
ISBN 10: 0099487047 ISBN 13: 9780099487043
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone 2007-06-07, London, 2007. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099487043

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book