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Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads, Rendon, Joni & Schmidt, Shannon McKenna

Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads

Authors: Rendon, Joni & Schmidt, Shannon McKenna
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO007000, PSY016000, HIS049000
ISBN: 9780698146815, Related ISBNs: 0452298466, 0698146816, 9780452298460, 9780698146815
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it...
 
Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party?  Who was Edith Wharton’s secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a bigamist?
 
Writers Between the Covers rips the sheets off these and other real-life love stories of the literati—some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns, and brawls. Among the writers laid bare are Agatha Christie, who sparked the largest-ever manhunt in England as her marriage fell apart; Arthur Miller, whose jaw-dropping pairing with Marilyn Monroe proved that opposites attract, at least initially; and T.S. Eliot, who slept in a deckchair on his disastrous honeymoon.
 
From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume—packed with lists, quizzes and in-depth exposés—reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.

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