The Richard Burton Diaries

by Richard Burton and Chris Williams

The Richard Burton Diaries

Paperback, 693 pages, Yale Univ Pr, List Price: $22 | purchase


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Actor Richard Burton was a lifelong diary-keeper and his journals chronicle his experiences from 1939 to 1983. A compilation of those entries, edited by Chris Williams, reveals Burton's struggles with weight, drinking and jealousy — especially with respect to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor.

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