If any American fictional character of the 20th century seems likely to be immortal, it is Anita Loos's Lorelei Lee, the not-so-dumb blonde portrayed ...Show synopsisIf any American fictional character of the 20th century seems likely to be immortal, it is Anita Loos's Lorelei Lee, the not-so-dumb blonde portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe. Here is the delirious 1925 Jazz-Age classic that no less an authority than Edith Wharton called "THE great American novel".Hide synopsis
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Description:Fair. 156 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. FICTION. Wicked and...Fair. 156 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. FICTION. Wicked and glamorous, Lorelei Lee is the kind of girl who always gets what she wants, and these immortal diaries tell us how she does it. Traveling through Europe with her friend Dorothy, she meets everyone from the Prince of Wales to 'Dr. Froyd' and "Sinclare Lewis'. After many outrageous adventures she returns home to marry a millionaire and become a movie star. (Key Words: Lorelei Lee, Anita Loos, Blondes, Fiction, Diaries).
This is a delightful romp through the Roaring Twenties, written in diary form. It may or may not have been the inspiration for Bridget Jone's Diary, but it certainly reads like it. Very different from the movie, although it is clear in the text how the movie was derived from the book. However, reading the book is an entirely different experience, so I recommend it if this period in history is of interest to you or if you might be interested in the origins of chick lit. A number of authors from this period are difficult to read, but Anita Loos is fun and universal and irreverent. A gumdrop of a book.
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