Loves of Their Lives: Enduring Romantic Relationships from Antony and Cleopatra to Today

Louis Baldwin, Author Carol Publishing Corporation $21.95 (255p) ISBN 978-1-55972-190-5
This collection of 39 tales of enduring romance, compiled by Baldwin ( One Woman's Liberation: The Story of Fanny Burney ), spans a period of 2000 years. The stories penetrate the worlds of politics and royalty, science, literature and film. Establishing each relationship's historical context, Baldwin covers a wide array of relationships, some healthy and others skewed by possessiveness, obsession or ``co-dependency.'' He describes the passionate love of Josephine for Napoleon; Zelda Sayre's obsessive love for F. Scott Fitzgerald; the nurturing care Marion Davis gave to William Randolph Hearst; and the egalitarian marriage of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. Neither sentimental nor sensational, these stories inspire as they entertain. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/02/1993
Release date: 08/01/1993
Genre: Nonfiction
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