Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Author: Loos, Anita
Subtitle: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady
Publisher: Boni and Liveright (1925)
Pages: 217
Binding: Hardcover
Synopsis: This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has become one of the most timeless characters in American fiction. Outrageous and charming, this not-so-dumb blonde has been portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe and has become the archetype of the footloose, good-hearted gold digger (not that she sees herself that way). Masquerading as her diaries, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes followsLorelei as she entertains suitors across Europe before returning home to marry a millionaire. In this delightfully droll and witty book, Loreleis glamorous pragmatismshines, as does Anita Looss mastery of irony and dialect. A craze in its day and with ageless appeal, this new Liveright edition puts Lorelei back where she belongs: front and center.
Notes: Brentano, 1926, signed (4)
Folio Society, London, 1990 (3)
Penguin Books, 2000 (8)
Popular Library (221), 1950 (9)
MacFadden, New York (2)
Liveright Publishin Co. 1998 (5)
Quick Reader, 1945 (6)
Picador, London, 1974 (7)
Penguin Classics, 1999 (1)
Grosset & Dunlap, 17th p, 1926 (2)
Penguin, 1992 (12)
Picador/Pan Macmillan, pb, 1982 (14)
Grossett & Dunlap, New York, 1926 (15)
Liveright, 1963, 22nd printing (16)
Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1926 (17)
Liveright 1973 (18)
Penguin 1989 (19)
Vintage Books, pb, 1983 pp. 251.(21)
Milestone Books, pb, 1954 (22)
Liveright Publishing Corporation, pb, 2014 (23)

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