[Item #5619] Richard Burton. Paul Ferris, Richard Burton.
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Richard Burton

Richard Burton

ISBN: 0698111060
New York, NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. "Some have called him the greatest actor of his time. Others have dismissed him as a talented performer who has spent too long languishing in Hollywood's lucrative payroll. Burton himself- often garrulous, but even more often deliberately evasive- has defied all attempts to cast him in a single role...In this meticulously researched account of Burton's life, Paul Ferris, himself a Welshman and author of the critically praised biography Dylan Thomas, weaves Burton's own words with the memories of friends, family and colleagues, carefully putting together the Burton puzzle." (from front flap) An acclaimed biography of Richard Burton (b. Richard Walter Jenkins Jr., 1925-1984), widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest actors of stage & esp. screen; as legendary for his tempestuous off-screen life & marriage(s) to co-star Elizabeth Taylor as for his performances. Author Paul Ferris (1929-2018), the noted biographer & novelist, shared with his contemporary Burton very humble beginnings in Wales. With a section of captioned historical photographs of Burton in & out of performance, in the company of Taylor et al.; notes, bibliography & index. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $13.95 price & "8110" printed on front flap), first edition, first printing (though neither explicated as such at copyright page). A collectible & rewarding work, "...an illuminating profile of a complex personality and remarkable dramatic talent" (from rear flap) written & published during Burton's lifetime. Book in very fine condition with only slight wear, fading & browning at (esp. upper) edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; light browning at upper edge, upper portion side edge of text block. Interior very fine with only a hint of browning to blank paste-downs, endpapers & mostly blank margins/edges of page leaves. Dust jacket fine with mild rubbing, scratching & browning to front, back covers, spine & flaps; a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. An extra handling fee will be added for shipping due to the weight of this item. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #5619]

Price: $25.00

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