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Lillie Langtry By Laura Beatty

Lillie Langtry
by Laura Beatty

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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.
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Lillie Langtry by Laura Beatty

"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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Lillie Langtry Reviews


"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.

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GOR001170460
Lillie Langtry by Laura Beatty
Laura Beatty
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2000-04-06
352
0099287854
9780099287858
N/A
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