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

Author(s): Joni Rendon

Biography

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 Anais 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 exposes--reveals literary history's most titillating loves, lusts, and longings.

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Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon have worked at Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Hyperion. Rendon lives in London; Schmidt is a committed peripatetic, currently traveling the U.S. by RV.

General Fields

  • : 9780452298460
  • : Plume Books
  • : Plume Books
  • : October 2013
  • : 201mm X 135mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joni Rendon
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 1
  • : 700.922
  • : 256