Furious Love

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

By Sam Kashner; Nancy Schoenberger
(It Books, Paperback, 9780061562853, 500pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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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 Mark Antony. For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty, and their fiery romanceoften called "the marriage of the century"was the most notorious, publicized, and celebrated love affair of its day.

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. But it is much 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.

About the Author
Sam Kashner, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, is the author of three books of nonfiction and one novel, Sinatraland.

Among other honors, Nancy Schoenberger has been awarded an NEA and two state artist grants. Her volume, "Girl on a White Porch", won the 1987 Devins Award for Poetry. She teaches creative and nonfiction writing at William & Mary in Virginia and edits the transatlantic poetry journal Verse. With her husband Sam Kashner, she coauthored "A Talent for Genius, the Life and Times of Oscar Levant" (which inspired an episode of A & E's "Biography") and "Hollywood Kryptonite, The Bulldog, The Lady, and the Death of Superman".
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