Whether it is for a job interview, a place at a dining table, a brilliant promotion or a lift on the motorway, everyone, regardless of their sex or sexual proclivity, would always rather deal with a good-looking face.And no one is more aware of this than the Beauties themselves.Illustrations (Walter Crane, Mercer Mayer, and others)7.
They have a power that they simultaneously respect and take for granted."** With the greater number of partners available to them, do the most beautiful among us have the best chance for a successful marriage? Even though the Hollywood set appears to have won the genetic lottery, the failure to create sustainable marriages is painfully apparent within this starry tribe.
With a few notable exceptions, which everyone points to as exceptions to the rule, like the marriage of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, a good marriage seems to be particularly elusive among exceptionally attractive people in the media.
Now Jerry Griswold has bravely undertaken that task and has written a fascinating book that explores the manifold meanings of this compelling tale.
Not only does Griswold trace the origins of the classical erotic story, but he also interprets the numerous adaptations in literature and film throughout the world.
All you need is money or power, the notion goes, and beautiful lovers present themselves to you for the taking.