Synopses & Reviews
This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has become one of the most timeless characters in American fiction. Outrageous and charming, this not-so-dumb blonde has been portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe and has become the archetype of the footloose, good-hearted gold digger (not that she sees herself that way). Masquerading as her diaries, follows Lorelei as she entertains suitors across Europe before returning home to marry a millionaire. In this delightfully droll and witty book, Lorelei's glamorous pragmatism shines, as does Anita Loos's mastery of irony and dialect. A craze in its day and with ageless appeal, this new Liveright edition puts Lorelei back where she belongs: front and center.
"The great American novel." Edith Wharton
"Lorelei Lee's wide-eyed ditziness is nothing less than a joy forever." Michael Dirda
"First published by Liveright in 1925--and now brought back into print by the same house-- will find a new audience to delight, amaze and amuse... Lorelei is a combination of insouciance, innocence and street savvy that is irresistible." Valerie Ryan
Loos's classic tale shows that questions of women and power--more relevant today than ever--can come in the most alluring of packages.
About the Author
Born in California, Anita Loos