The Curse Of Beauty

Author: James Bone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1942872038
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"Once the most famous model in America, a story of the extraordinary success her beauty brought her and the terrible price she paid for it"--Jacket.

The Curse Of Beauty

Author: James Bone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1942872607
Size: 32.38 MB
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The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation. As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Supermodel, actress, icon—her beauty paved the way for a life of glamour, passion, and ultimately tragedy. She dated the millionaires of the fashionable Newport colony, became the first American movie star ever to appear naked in a film, but her promising film career collapsed, her doctor fell in love with her and killed his own wife, and on her fortieth birthday, her mother committed her to an insane asylum. She remained there until her death in 1996 at the age of 104 and is now buried in an unmarked grave. Her name is Audrey Munson. Many readers will recognize Audrey Munson, and have walked by her in the street, without even knowing her name. She stands atop New York’s Municipal Building. She sits as “Miss Manhattan” and “Miss Brooklyn” outside the Brooklyn Museum, is immortalized on the Manhattan Bridge, the Frick Mansion, the New York Public Library, and the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel. In gold, bronze, and stone, she still graces bridges, skyscrapers, fountains, churches, monuments, and public buildings across the nation, from Jacksonville to San Francisco, from Atlanta to the Wisconsin state capitol. From James Bone, the former New York Bureau Chief of The Times of London, this brilliantly reported investigative biography reveals, for the first time, the riveting truth of the forgotten life of an iconic beauty.

The Curse Of Beauty

Author: James Bone
Publisher: Regan Arts.
ISBN: 9781682450864
Size: 72.10 MB
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The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation. As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Supermodel, actress, icon—her beauty paved the way for a life of glamour, passion, and ultimately tragedy. She dated the millionaires of the fashionable Newport colony, became the first American movie star ever to appear naked in a film, but her promising film career collapsed, her doctor fell in love with her and killed his own wife, and on her fortieth birthday, her mother committed her to an insane asylum. She remained there until her death in 1996 at the age of 104 and is now buried in an unmarked grave. Her name is Audrey Munson. Many readers will recognize Audrey Munson, and have walked by her in the street, without even knowing her name. She stands atop New York’s Municipal Building. She sits as “Miss Manhattan” and “Miss Brooklyn” outside the Brooklyn Museum, is immortalized on the Manhattan Bridge, the Frick Mansion, the New York Public Library, and the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel. In gold, bronze, and stone, she still graces bridges, skyscrapers, fountains, churches, monuments, and public buildings across the nation, from Jacksonville to San Francisco, from Atlanta to the Wisconsin state capitol. From James Bone, the former New York Bureau Chief of The Times of London, this brilliantly reported investigative biography reveals, for the first time, the riveting truth of the forgotten life of an iconic beauty.

The Curse Of Maleficent

Author: Elizabeth Rudnick
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423197801
Size: 26.17 MB
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Aurora has always enjoyed her simple life. She loves to explore the beautiful woods surrounding her quaint cottage. She even likes living with her bumbling yet well-meaning aunts. But when Aurora discovers a dark secret about her past, her whole world turns upside down. Will she be able to save herself from an imminent curse? This beautiful novel filled with whimsical illustrations tells Aurora's story in the upcoming Disney film, Maleficent.

The Curse Of Beauty

Author: Chris Johns
Publisher: Blvnp Incorporated
ISBN: 9781627616447
Size: 61.51 MB
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"I wasn't selling my soul, only my body..." Eighteen-year-old Salem Barr's devastating, half-Indian, half-British beauty is both a gift and a curse, taking him from palaces in the arms of Sheikhs and Princes, to their 'play' chambers, beneath the stroke of a whip. He is plucked from obscurity by mercurial Sheikh Mohammed, whose love and generosity is matched only by his cruelty when he doesn't get what he wants. Salem becomes the prized possession he is proud to show off - and sometimes share - with his sadistic friends. Salem accepts the matched pain and pleasure that comes from his benefactor's erotic appetites. He lives like a king, and is even given two beautiful and devoted male slaves, Shaka and Michel. He is content with the set-up, until Justin Barrette comes into their lives. Salem falls for Justin, a handsome and wealthy Englishman kidnapped into slavery. He also knows Justin's defiance against Mohammed will get him killed, unless Salem finds a way to free him. But to free Justin means having to risk his, Shaka and Michel's lives. And it isn't just escape he has to worry about - what does the larger world have in store for four extremely handsome men who have been kept in slavery? Will the love they have for each other survive life outside the palace walls? As a BONUS to this sweeping, 140,000-word epic of Salem's life and loves, are background stories of some of the men whose lives he touched, including scenes from author Chris Johns' Stage of Desire, FREE! *A Gay romance for mature audiences.

The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty

Author: Pearry R. Teo
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508758471
Size: 20.29 MB
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CURSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY is a dark journey into the Brother's Grimm fairytale classic about Briar-Rose's coma-like spell. Demonic forces stop at nothing to make sure she remains in a forever nightmarish dream state and only within the pages of this graphic novel will we find out why?

Curse Of The Thirteenth Fey

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110159151X
Size: 70.58 MB
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You think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but the real story is far more spellbinding… Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king’s land and made to do his bidding. When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left—a piece of the Thread of Life. But that is when accident, mayhem, and magic combine to drive Gorse’s story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby and the kingdom.

The Curse Of Damini

Author: Debajani Mohanty
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482851067
Size: 72.13 MB
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The world seemed not enough for free spirited Renuka, when she married the highly educated Shashank hailing from the mightiest Zamindars of Bengal. However, soon her life turned upside down when a neighbor revealed her of their sinister past. Its a mysterious supernatural curse cast on their family almost a century back. Generation by generation, Damini's enraged curse had passed on, declining their family clan from hundreds to a handful few. Who would be Damini's next victim? And why innocent lives are at a stake for a crime committed by an ancestor a hundred years back? Renuka would not settle until she finds an answer and in her quest she struggles to eradicate all the evils that come in her way. Would she ever win a battle against an unseen enemy? Would the wrong done to Damini be ever avenged? Set against the nostalgic era of 1940s, the story narrates the arduous journey of Renuka Pal, the protagonist, from a rash teen age freedom fighter to the seasoned writer of the 21st century India. In this thrilling saga of death, betrayal and power plays the narrative would cover a large chunk of twentieth century history. The passing of time, historical events and the changing country is so well-woven to the story that one would hardly differentiate between fact and fiction.