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Furious Love

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century
Kashner, Sam (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"The definitive, larger-than-life account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever -- the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton"--
Authors: Kashner, Sam
Title: Furious love
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the century
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: x, 500 p., [32] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Contents: Le sandale
Very important people
A year in the sun
No more marriages
In from the cold
Who's afraid of Elizabeth Taylor?
Married love
Seduced by Faust
Boom!
The only game in town
"Rings and farthingales"
Fallen stars
Bluebeard
Divorce his divorced hers
Massacre in Rome
Private lives.
Summary: "The definitive, larger-than-life account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever -- the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton"--
Local Note: 1 15 18 27 29 35 53 60 61 70 71 74 76 109 112 118 122 133 148 151 152 159 160 167 172 173 198 203 210 216 222 226 228 231 232 243 244 250 264 268 272 276
Additional Contributors: Schoenberger, Nancy
ISBN: 9780061562846
006156284X
Statement of Responsibility: Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932- Burton, Richard, 1925-1984. Actors and actresses United States Biography. Actors and actresses Great Britain Biography.
Topical Term: Actors and actresses
Actors and actresses
LCCN: 2010006732
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May 05, 2013
  • moirakoskey rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very interesting story, but the book would have benefitted from better editing. It's repetitive and drags from time to time. Worth a read though.

May 28, 2012
  • drinklemonade rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book reads like a novel but it tells the most accurate account of their love affair, from the private letters of Burton to Taylor and Burton's diary. It also portrays Burton as a genius actor, perhaps more so than Taylor, something that has been lost in translation in the American pop culture.

"The most recent book on Taylor, it grabbed headlines when it was published last July for its access to the couple’s intimate love letters. Author Nancy Schoenberger interviewed in the Globe & Mail, March 25 2011: "She called herself a broad. One time she said, “Richard’s a great actor; I’m just a broad.” I think that down-to-earth, self-deprecating warmth and humanness is why she stayed famous and beloved for so long.""

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