MISTRESS GLORY by Susan Morley

MISTRESS GLORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A first printing of 40,000 or over is promised for this together with a $15,000 to $20,000 initial advertising program -- indicating the publisher's belief in a historical novel of above and beyond sensational angles. Late 18th and early 19th century English background is not necessarily essential to the story of Glory, who was conceived on her mother's wedding night, after marriage to a religious fanatic, in a whorehouse by a titled young customer. Her beauty, provocativeness and knowledge of the power she wished to wield, led her to betray her promise to her real grandfather, drove her to become the toast of the London stage, the mistress of the Prince of Wales. But throughout her one ambition was to humble desperado, Innocent Paradine, her first lover and her equal in cold cruelty, and to whom she hurries when she wrecks her affaire with the Prince. They break over control of his mob, the Ring, she turns him into the Runners -- and meets her own death in a literal ""blaze of Glory"". Historical it may be, histrionic it is, and hypersexual it aint nothing else but...making Amber a rival to Elsie Dinsmore. Fair warning.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1948
Publisher: Dial