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The Richard Burton diaries, edited by Chris Williams

Label
The Richard Burton diaries
Title
The Richard Burton diaries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Chris Williams
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his personal diaries Richard Burton is a man quite different from the one we "know" as acclaimed actor, international film star and jet-set celebrity. From these private pages there emerges a different person--a family man, a father, a husband, a man often troubled and always keenly observing. Understood through his own words, day by day and year by year, Burton becomes a fully rounded human being who, with a wealth of talent and a surprising burden of insecurity, confronts the peculiar challenges of a life lived largely in the spotlight. This volume publishes for the first time the surviving diaries of Richard Burton (born Richard Jenkins in 1925), written between 1939 and 1983--throughout his career and the years of his celebrated marriages to Elizabeth Taylor. Entries appear in their original sequence, with annotations to clarify people, places, books, and events mentioned. At times he struggles to come to terms with his unfulfilled potential, at others he crows over achievements and hungers for greater challenges. Always he is articulate, opinionated and fascinating.--From publisher description
Summary
The personal diaries of the renowned actor and glamorous celebrity describe his life from 1939 to 1983 and his struggles with his weight, drinking, and jealousy when other men looked at the love of his life, Elizabeth Taylor
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10151344
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • b
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2598.B795
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Richard Burton diaries, edited by Chris Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, index and filmography
Control code
5587931
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 693 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300180107
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023966
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn785864687
  • (OCoLC)785864687
Label
The Richard Burton diaries, edited by Chris Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, index and filmography
Control code
5587931
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 693 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300180107
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023966
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn785864687
  • (OCoLC)785864687

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