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Before Jackie Collins, Candace Bushnell and Lena Dunham, Jacqueline Susann held the world rapt with her tales of the private passions of Hollywood starlets, high-powered industrialists and the jet-set.

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS took the world by storm when it was first published, fifty years ago. Never had a book been so frank about sex, drugs and show business. It is often sited as the bestselling novel of all time.

Dolls - red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight. For Anne, Neely and Jennifer, it doesn't matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three beautiful women become best friends when they are young and in New York, struggling to make their names in the entertainment industry. Only when they reach the peak of their careers do they find there's nowhere left to go but down - to the Valley of the Dolls.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780349008325
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 432
Publication Date: 30 Jun 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 13(L) x 2.8(W)
Weight (gm): 334

 

Reviews

About the most fun you can have without a prescription! - Julie Burchill

Much imitated, but never bettered - Daily Telegraph

Decades ahead of its time...Mesmerizing...The equation of emotional dependencies with drug addiction in one comprehensive personality disorder is, if anything, MORE CHIC TODAY. - Village Voice

Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the RAW SIDE OF LOVE...for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story - for romance with tears AND oral sex. - The New Yorker

 

Author Biography

Jacqueline Susann is a legend in American publishing. Her debut novel, Valley of the Dolls, published in 1966, has sold over 40 million copies in 30 languages. Susann was the first author to have three consecutive #1 books on the New York Times Best Seller List. She was married to her beloved husband, producer Irving Mansfield, until her untimely death on September 21, 1974, after a courageously fought battle with breast cancer. Susann's intensely private twelve-year fight to overcome the disease was not known publicly until after death. She was 56.
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