The Resource Wallis in love : the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy, Andrew Morton

Wallis in love : the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy, Andrew Morton

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Wallis in love : the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy
Title
Wallis in love
Title remainder
the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Morton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Before she was the woman who enticed a king from his throne, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish girl from Baltimore. Morton shows how she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine, taking us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, China, and London
  • "Before she became known as the woman who enticed a king from his throne and birthright, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish and particular girl from Baltimore. At turns imaginative, ambitious, and spoiled, Wallis's first words as recalled by her family were "me, me." From that young age, she was in want of nothing but stability, status, and social acceptance as she fought to climb the social ladder and take her place in London society. As irony would have it, she would gain the love and devotion of a king, but only at the cost of his throne and her reputation. In Wallis In Love, acclaimed biographer Andrew Morton offers a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine. Using diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records, Morton takes us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, China, and her entrance into the strange wonderland that is London society. During her journey, we meet an extraordinary array of characters, many of whom smoothed the way for her dalliance with the king of England, Edward VIII. Wallis In Love goes beyond Wallis's infamous persona and reveals a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate and grapple with matters of the heart."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 941.084092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA581.W5
LC item number
M66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Windsor, Wallis Warfield
  • Windsor, Edward
  • Nobility
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
Label
Wallis in love : the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy, Andrew Morton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [343]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"All is love" -- I married a sadist -- He was simply irresistible -- "The world's biggest tease" -- Wallis stole my man -- "This weird royal obsession" -- "Mission accomplished" -- A shortlist of one -- A bounder, a libertine, and a spy -- "Wally for queen!" -- "You God-damned fool" -- I want your baby -- "Only one woman exists for him" -- "A whole nation against one woman" -- "The only man I've ever loved" -- "Ice runs through their veins" -- "Wallis, Wallis, Wallis, Wallis."
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455566976
Lccn
2017034572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989965984
  • 815270
  • (OCoLC)ocn989965984
  • 815270
Label
Wallis in love : the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy, Andrew Morton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [343]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"All is love" -- I married a sadist -- He was simply irresistible -- "The world's biggest tease" -- Wallis stole my man -- "This weird royal obsession" -- "Mission accomplished" -- A shortlist of one -- A bounder, a libertine, and a spy -- "Wally for queen!" -- "You God-damned fool" -- I want your baby -- "Only one woman exists for him" -- "A whole nation against one woman" -- "The only man I've ever loved" -- "Ice runs through their veins" -- "Wallis, Wallis, Wallis, Wallis."
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455566976
Lccn
2017034572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989965984
  • 815270
  • (OCoLC)ocn989965984
  • 815270

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