Lillie Langtry, mistress of Edward VII, was surrounded by scandal, luxury and gossip; but this biography goes beyond these outward trappings to lift the masks that Oscar Wilde, her friend and mentor, taught her to wear. It is not so much a life as a series of lives, as Lillie reinvented herself.
"A gripping account of her rakish progress from a penniless, beautiful nobody to a professional beauty bankrupted by her unpaid role as the Prince of Wales' mistress...Laura Beatty's book is as robustly improving as it is engrossing." - "Daily Telegraph"
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"The most original and penetrating book on Mrs. Langtry that has been written... fresh and revealing." - "Literary Review""Beatty writes with wit and gusto--The tone of her book - racy, sharp-witted and elegantly aphoristic - is nicely appropriate to its subject matter." - "Sunday Times"
About Laura Beatty
Laura Beatty worked in the art world in London and New York. This is her first book.
Lillie Langtry by Laura Beatty
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