Lorelei Lee is a highly-strung, ambitious flapper woman with striking wit and a good heart. Follow the dazzling blonde on her gold-digging escapades and numerous romantic flings as she travels the world in the Roaring 20s.
First published as a series of sketches, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a comedic novel set in Jazz Age America. Lorelei Lee epitomises the newly-independent woman of the 1920s: wearing tight clothes, keeping her hair short, and smoking in public. The fiery blonde is a charmingly outrageous symbol of femininity. The novel is written in diary format as Lorelai narrates her whirlwind life and her travels from New York City to Paris to London.
Anita Loos’ book gives remarkable insight into life during the Jazz Age and highlights the Algonquin Round Table writer’s trademark wit and humour. This volume features Ralph Barton’s original illustrations and would make the perfect read for fans of the 1953 film adaptation of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Marilyn Monroe.