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Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of 1896-1986

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Works: 444 works in 1,039 publications in 13 languages and 37,504 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Autobiographies  Biographies  History  Drama  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree, Collector, Costume designer, Conductor
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Most widely held works about Wallis Warfield Windsor
 
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Some favorite southern recipes of the Duchess of Windsor by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

6 editions published between 1942 and 1952 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heart has Its Reasons. by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

20 editions published between 1956 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallis and Edward : letters, 1931-1937 : the intimate correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the most scandalous love affair of the century -- that of Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom he gave up his throne. By now the story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is of course legend. But here it is told as never before -- through a remarkable collection of intimate letters that have been totally unknown to the public until now. At the heart of this volume are the extraordinary letters exchanged by the lovers themselves, from their improbable first meeting in 1931 -- Wallis socially obscure, Edward then Prince of Wales -- till the moment they married at the Chateau de Candé in 1937. Perhaps the most romantic documents of our time, they chart the course of Edward's overwhelming passion for Wallis, dramatically illuminating the mystery of their attraction. "God bless WE forever my Wallis," he writes to her. The letters are also of considerable historical importance, as the completely alter our opinion of the Duchess's role; it is now disclosed that she desperately tried to prevent the abdication through a secret plan. The letters reveal, too, what really transpired between the ex-King and his family. In addition to the correspondence between the lovers are Wallis's letters to her favorite aunt, Bessie Merryman, when Wallis was still married to Ernest Simpson, a conventional London businessman, and striving for a place in society. Not only do these letters provide a fascinating account of Wallis's developing relationship with the man born to be King, but they create a striking view of life in London in the years between the wars. Indeed, one discovers an extraordinary counterpoint between the middle-class world Wallis inhabits at Bryanston Court, where she is burdened with money problems and servant troubles, and the "dream" world of the Prince of Wales which gradually takes over. In the course of the letters to Aunt Bessie, we see Wallis transformed from an ordinary matron to the most talked about woman on earth, surrounded by the likes of Lady Cunard, Lady Diana Cooper, Lord Mountbatten, Lord Beaverbrook and Winston Churchill, vacationing in Cannes, Biarritz and aboard luxury yachts. Enormously moving and revealing, Wallis and Edward is finally the portrait of a more elegant age and of the two individuals who typified it. Michael Bloch, who spent six years of research in the Windsor archives in Paris, has masterfully assembled and annotated the letters. - Jacket flap
The heart has its reasons; the memoirs of the Duchess of Windsor by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1983 in English and Swedish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duchess writes of her first two marriages, her divorce, her escape from the abdication publicity, and her marriage to Edward VIII
La Sibérie orientale et le Japon by Henry d' Avigdor( Book )

12 editions published in 1922 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wen sha gong jue fu ren hui yi lu by Wen sha gong jue fu ren( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W./E. by Evgeniĭ Ivanovich Zami︠a︡tin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1990s New Yorker finds herself obsessed with the love story between Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) in this drama directed by Madonna. Unhappily married Wally (Abbie Cornish) is fascinated by the life of Simpson, the American divorcee Edward VIII gave up the English throne for. While visiting a Sotheby's auction of the Windsor's estate, Wally realises that the couple's life together was not all sweetness and light. However, she also learns of the sacrifices Wallis was prepared to make for the man she loved, which gives her renewed strength to choose her own destiny. Journeying between the past and present, the film contrasts and compares Wally's modern day journey with the story of the Windsors, from their early days in the spotlight, to their later years of isolation
Mein Herz hatte recht : die Memoiren der Herzogin von Windsor by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrouw vertelt : memoires van de Hertogin van Windsor by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Windsor Guide ... A new edition ... much enlarged.] by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

4 editions published between 1792 and 1796 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gone with the Windsors by Iles Brody( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1956 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe einer grossen Liebe : die private Korrespondenz aus dem Nachlass der Herzogin von Windsor by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for the Windsors by Dina Wells Hood( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Compendious Gazetteer, etc by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

2 editions published between 1796 and 1798 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use & preparation of food by Wallis Warfield Windsor( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Woman I love : the romance of Edward and Wallis, Duke and Duchess of Windsor by Edward( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Amour souverain : les lettres intimes du duc et de la duchesse de Windsor by Edward Windsor( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duchess of Windsor : the uncommon life of Wallis Simpson by Greg King( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timely reissue of Aurum's acclaimed biography- Published to coincide with a new biopic, W.E., exploring the love affair between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII directed by Madonna and starring Andrea Riseborough as Wallis, to be released this year- Public fascination with 'Mrs Simpson' endures and her place in the popular imagination has been further boosted by appearances in the Oscar-nominated The King's Speech and the recent BBC re-make of Upstairs Downstairs- Interest in the Royal Family and, in particular, their romances is about to reach fever pitch as we near the wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William in April The first unbiased account of the fascinating and outrageous life of Wallis Simpson, the commoner who bewitched the King of England ... It was the love story of the century. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry 'the woman I love', Wallis Warfield Simpson. American, twice-divorced and of distinctly uncompromising personality, Wallis was a far cry from the sort of woman the Royal Family would have chosen for their future Queen. Their ostracism of her, coupled with a thinly veiled animosity in the British press tainted her reputation for the rest of her life. From her birth in Pennsylvania in 1896 to her death in Paris in 1986, the Duchess moved from obscurity through a world of privilege, palaces, titles, high society and romance, to the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies and lies. In his acclaimed biography Greg King sifts through the decades of rumour and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. Wild speculation about her past affairs, her domination of the Duke and her tragic, lonely end are answered. Using previously untapped sources, conducting hundreds of interviews with survivors and expertly marshalling a huge array of documentation, King presents a definitive and sympathetic portrait of the woman who was punished for falling in love
She might have been queen, a biography of the Duchess of Windsor by Geoffrey Bocca( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman who would be queen, a biography of the Duchess of Windsor by Geoffrey Bocca( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (previously Wallis Simpson and Wallis Spencer, born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896[1] ? 24 April 1986) was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her."--Wikipedia
 
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Alternative Names
Bessie Wallis Warfield

Simpson, Ernest 1896-1986 Mrs

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Simpson, Wallis 1896-1986

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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor 1896-1986

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Windsor, Wallis Warfield Simpson 1896-1986

Ουάλις Σίμσον

Волис Ворфилд

Волис Симпсон

Волліс Сімпсон

Уолис Симпсън

Уоллис Симпсон

Уоліс Сімпсан

Ուոլլիս Սիմփսոն

ווליס סימפסון

والس سمپسن

واليس دوقة وندسور

والیس سیمپسون

ওয়ালিস সিম্পসন

വാലിസ് സിംപ്സൺ

วอลลิส ซิมป์สัน

심슨 블루 1896-1986

심슨, 월리스 1896-1986

심슨, 월리스 워필드 1896-1986

심프슨, 월리스 1896-1986

워필드, 베시 월리스 1896-1986

워필드, 월리스 1896-1986

윈저 공작 부인 월리스

윈저 공작 부인 월리스 심슨 1896-1986

윈저, 월리스 1896-1986

ウィンザー

ウォリス・シンプソン

华里丝·辛普森

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French (27)

Chinese (7)

German (6)

Spanish (5)

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