author: Paula Uruburu
average rating: 3.51
book published: 2008
read at: 2009/06/20
date added: 2009/06/23
shelves: biography, history, non-fiction
As a few other reviewers have said, I really wanted to like this book. The story on its own is incredibly compelling, and for me was worth putting up with the author’s somewhat gaudy style. I’m of two minds about the style — it’s often cloying, but at the same time, it feels right to the period. It is, after all, a quintessential late Victorian era melodrama from start (almost) to finish. Honestly, I think it’d make a great movie in the hands of the right director.
Also, the photographs were stunning: Evelyn Nesbit was an amazingly beautiful young woman.