The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham

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"Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameful, seductive and brilliant, and often terribly troubled. In New York, Louisville, and London she drove men and women wild with desire, and her youth blazed with sex. But her lesbian love affairs made her the subject of derision and drove a doctor to try to cure her. After the speed and pleasure of her youth, the toxicity of judgment coupled with her own anxieties led to years of addiction and breakdowns."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Description: xii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780809094646
Branch Call Number: 306.765092 Bin


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Jun 22, 2016

An excellent read. Henrietta didn't DO much but she knew everybody. And slept with a lot of them.

But the burden of an overbearing father and society's condemnation of her sexuality crippled her life.

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