Cover image for Irrepressible : the Jazz Age life of Henrietta Bingham
Irrepressible : the Jazz Age life of Henrietta Bingham
Bingham, Emily.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2015]
Physical Description:
xii, 369 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
"Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameful, seductive and brilliant, and often terribly troubled. In New York, Louisville, and London she drove men and women wild with desire, and her youth blazed with sex. But her lesbian love affairs made her the subject of derision and drove a doctor to try to cure her. After the speed and pleasure of her youth, the toxicity of judgment coupled with her own anxieties led to years of addiction and breakdowns, "--Novelist.
Prologue: Herein lieth hid a creature -- Coquetting -- Pretty boxes -- Detriment to community -- An American girl of twenty-one -- Free associations -- O let's get married -- Effects of Henrietta -- An' I wish I was happy again -- Jug band ordered -- A red damask suite -- Hunting -- Speed six -- Miss America -- A joyous and satisfying life -- Our house with our horses -- My nerves are bad tonight -- The not at all solved problems of Henrietta -- Postscript: Extant.
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