Lillie Langtry: Manners, Masks and Morals

Lillie Langtry Manners Masks and Morals Mrs Langtry born a provincial in died rich and lonely in was surrounded by scandal luxary and gossip but this new book goes beyond these outward trappings to lift the masks that Oscar Wild

  • Title: Lillie Langtry: Manners, Masks and Morals
  • Author: Laura Beatty
  • ISBN: 9780099287858
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mrs Langtry born a provincial in 1853, died rich and lonely in 1929 was surrounded by scandal, luxary and gossip but this new book 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 each one distinct from the next as Lillie reinvented herself At its centrMrs Langtry born a provincial in 1853, died rich and lonely in 1929 was surrounded by scandal, luxary and gossip but this new book 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 each one distinct from the next as Lillie reinvented herself At its centre are the love letters written by Lillie to Arthur Jones, her childhood friend and secret lover, at the time of her fall from Society, her near bankruptcy, and the birth of her illegitimate daughter at a hidden address in Paris Laura Beatty captures exactly the spirit of the age, and reveals a passionate woman for whom the charge of opportunism was by no means the whole story.

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    1. I didn't know a lot about Langtry coming into this book. I ordered this after reading The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince, since she was his mistress and I was curious to read something from women's point of view in that scene. Besides her entanglements with Bertie, the only other facts I had was that she was connected with Oscar Wilde in some capacity and the hanging judge of the west, Roy Bean. There are a few flaws with this biography which I'll get out of the way. It [...]


    2. I was inspired by the BBC drama series Lillie Langtry starring Francesca Annis to read about this most interesting woman. I'm glad I chose this biography over her own memoir, as it seems that she portrayed her life as she wanted it seen, and not as close to reality as I would have liked, having left out of it the love of her life, her affair with the Prince of Wales, and many other people and events that are important to know if one wants to get a good idea of what her life was like and what kin [...]


    3. I don't normally read biographies and had never heard of Lillie Langtry. So I have no idea what made me buy this book several years ago. But I rediscovered it on my bookshelves and gave it a read. It's interesting (but sad) to hear about the rougher edges of the upper crust Victorian society. And Lillie's life certainly displays the folly and muck along with the gilded living of the gentry and exciting times in the artistic community. But Lillie's meteoric rise based on her charm and beauty and [...]


    4. This is a well done biography. It goes into her entire life and the people that she met and interacted with. In my opinion she basically used people to get what she wanted and that was a place in higher society. She played her part well, using her physical beauty and her sexuality to get what she wanted out of men. Her marriage was a terrible mistake and the guy she married basically lied about his own position in society. Above all she was a survivor, though, and did a good job of that.


    5. The meteoric rise and somewhat pathetic fall of Lillie Langtry was an interesting read, but I liked her much better before learning some of the details of her rather sordid personal lifeever, the author's research of the period and descriptions of the social milieu, the eccentricities of the aristocracy and over the top behavior of the artists of the day, who surrounded Lillie as so many moths around a flame (i.e Oscar Wilde, Whistler) made for an entertaining read.


    6. Because I Loved Him: The Life and Loves of Lillie Langtry by Noel Bertram Gerson was in Reader's Digest Condensed Books Volume 86, Summer 1971_____2016 WCPLRC: A Book With LGBT Subject Matter Or Characters; A Book Set Somewhere You'd Like To Visit Some Day; A Book With An Alliterative Title; A Book Set In A Period Of History That Interests You; A Book With The Name Of A Person In The Title


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