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Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood

Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood

Hallett, Hilary A.

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Publisher Price: $32.50

ISBN10: 1631490699
ISBN13: 9781631490699
Publisher: Liveright Pub Corp
Published: Jul 26 2022
Pages: 464
Weight: 1.75
Height: 1.42 Width: 6.47 Depth: 9.43
Language: English

Unlike typical romances, which end with wedding bells, Elinor Glyn's (1864-1943) story really began after her marriage up the social ladder and into the English gentry class in 1892. Born in the Channel Islands, Elinor Sutherland, like most Victorian women, aspired only to a good match. But when her husband, Clayton Glyn, gambled their fortune away, she turned to her pen and boldly challenged the era's sexually straightjacketed literary code with her notorious succes de scandale, Three Weeks (1907). An intensely erotic tale about an unhappily married woman's sexual education of her young lover, the novel got Glyn banished from high society but went on to sell millions, revealing a deep yearning for a fuller account of sexual passion than permitted by the British aristocracy or the Anglo-American literary establishment.

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