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Inhaltsangabe: By the time Iris Bromley was six, she had learned from watching her mother that the important things in life were famous people, fine houses and good manners. It's Paris in the fifties, London on the Sixties, America in the seventies - wherever glamour, gossip and publicity are at whitest heat. Her background leads her to journalism as a career, and establishes herself as a leading journalist for Lookout, the trendiest and flashiest of the New York gossip magazines. And here the real trouble begins. For in observing society, fashion and the movies from her new perspective, Iris begins to see behind the facade that has always dazzled her. Until at last, in a passionate affair with a famous actor she is assigned to interview in Rome, Iris somes face-to-face with her deepest fantasies and realizes that the only place to be is somewhere she does not yet know anything about.
Titel: The Only Place to Be
Verlag: Random House
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Henry G. Bohn 1851, 1851. Later printing from original plates. Later colour. Size: 26 x 35.5 cm. (10 x 14 inches). Fine condition. James Gillray (1757 - 1815) was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires. He started his career as a letter engraver which later helped him to support his studies at the Royal Academy. Gillray's incomparable wit and humour, knowledge of life, fertility of resource, and beauty of execution, at once gave him the first place among caricaturists. In his caricatures Gillray was attacking the social follies of the time with scathing satire, and nothing escapes his notice. He is honourably distinguished in the history of caricature by the fact that his sketches are real works of art. The ideas embodied in some of them are sublime and poetically magnificent in their intensity of meaning, while the forthrightness is characteristic of the general freedom of treatment common in all intellectual departments in the 18th century. In 1851 Henry George Bohn put out an edition, from the original plates in a handsome elephant folio, the coarser sketches being published in a separate volume. In recent years Gillray's work has become very collectable. Prices had been climbing steadily since the 1970s. The historical value of Gillray's work has been recognized by many discerning students of history. Artikel-Nr. 57957