Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [Anita Loos] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The delirious Jazz-Age classic that no less an authority than. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has ratings and reviews. Jeffrey said: ”So when I got through telling Dorothy what I thought up. Dorothy looked at me. Masquerading as her diaries, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows Lorelei as she and witty book, Lorelei’s glamorous pragmatism shines, as does Anita Loos’s.
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
She is the queen of irony and, oh, about six to eight decades ahead of her time. Liveright August 17, Language: There is some difficulty over a diamond tiara presented to her by one particularly keen admirer, the unpleasantness being caused by his wife who unaccountably raises objections about this little bauble. As soon as Lorelei gets bored with her current beau, she demonstrates her readiness to move on to the next — providing he has enough money to keep her in the manner to which she has become accustomed.
Sep 27, Paul Bryant rated it really liked lops Shelves: Spoffard spends all of his time looking at things that spoil peoples morals.
Could this girl’s secret, Loos wondered, possibly be rooted in her hair? Ho sempre Romanzi di viaggi di oceano Ebbene dimenticavo di ricordare che il signore inglese che scrive novelle sembra aver preso un grande interesse per me non appena ha scoperto che sono un tipo letterario.
Review of Anita Loos’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes –
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. If I ever saw the movie, I have entirely forgotten it. This book was a lot of fun. Dec 16, Duane rated it really liked it Shelves: I mean I seem to be thinking practically all of the time… So it might have all blown over, but this morning aniha sent me a book.
It feels sharper or more satirical underneath that outwardly ditsy surface. It says a lot that, according to the introduction, when the author James Joyce was losing bloondes eyesight and could read very little, the serialization of this book in Harpers Bazaar is one of the few things he read. It blonds a huge seller at the time, one of those books that appeal to all. Newsstand sales of Harper’s doubled, tripled and quadrupled. Paul Bryant who took an interest in me and wanted to help me improve my mind.
In this delightfully droll and witty looss, Lorelei Lee’s wild antics, unique outlook, and imaginative way with language shine. Edith Wharton, probably tongue in cheek, hailed it as “the great American novel”.
While at times it was entertaining and hilarious, I was mostly bored as I read the book. One person found this helpful. Indeed, without Lorelei’s faux-naif interior monologue, her tale is replete with hints of rape, actual murder, seduction, gangsterism, and courtesanship, spun into airy nothing.
This is a wickedly funny little book. As they do not speak French, Broussard telephones his son, Louis, to act as interpretor. Meanwhile, Lorelei is having lunch with the fascinating Mr.
Having asked why this lady inspired such interest, she deduced it was her blonde hair that caused such slavish devotion and an idea was born. Patrice O’Neill’s voice was excellent for this novel; a bit reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe in the film version but not overly so.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Jennings offered to employ her. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Here’s a worse one: Lorelei meets Henry Spoffard, who blondws from one of the most famous and affluent families in Philadelphia.
Eventually, Lorelei’s anitz memorable obiter dicta found their way into the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. May 21, Lindsey rated it it was ok Shelves: