Furious Love

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

By Sam Kashner; Nancy Schoenberger
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061562853, 544pp.)

Publication Date: June 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover

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Description

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 romance—often 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.




Praise For Furious Love

“Long before there was Brangelina, the high-wire romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton rocked the world. In Furious Love, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger provide dramatic historical insights into Hollywood’s stormiest, up-and-down relationship. Every page is riveting. A hit book for sure!”
-Douglas Brinkley

“Exciting and well-written, fast-paced yet containing a wealth of information, Furious Love is a fine read.”
-Patricia Bosworth, author of Marlon Brando: A Biography

“[An] entertaining, blow-by-blow account of the life and times of an epic Hollywood couple... There is no shortage of saucy anecdotes in Furious Love...”
-Wall Street Journal

“[An] unfailingly respectful and journalistically honest chronicle. . . . Where this book breaks ground is in its ability to humanize these colossal celebs. . . . Reads like a Shakespearean drama.”
-USA Today

“I fell for Furious Love, hook, line and sinker... Ultimately Furious Love is utterly persuasive on the ineffable force of ‘the most notorious, publicized, celebrated, and vilified love affair of its day,’ offering a powerful portrait of the ecstasies and travails of overreaching passion and crippled psyches...”
-Boston Globe

“[A] five-alarm blaze of a biography that enthralls like an Olympian epic. . . . The authors make an excellent case that each deepened the other’s craft. . . . A vivid portrait of this...two-career marriage on steroids.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“An indulgent, plenty-of-fun book...the authors make shrewd observations...juicy…a good beach book.”
-New York Times Book Review

“[Furious Love] is fascinating, heartbreaking, and romantic.”
-Kate Walsh

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