About this book
This volume publishes in their entirety the surviving diaries of Richard Burton, written between 1939 and 1983. They cover his career and the years of his celebrated marriages to Elizabeth Taylor. They reveal him as a fully rounded human being, with a wealth of talent and a surprising burden of insecurity, but playing out a life lived largely in the spotlight. The diary entries appear in their original sequence with annotations to clarify the people, places, books and events he mentions and offer a rare and fresh perspective on the man and his career.
In his personal diaries Richard Burton is a man quite different from the one we familiarly know as acclaimed actor, international film star, and jet-set celebrity. From his private, handwritten pages there emerges a different person. This volume publishes in their entirety the surviving diaries of Richard Burton (born Richard Jenkins, 1925-1984).
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