Richard Burton and Elizabeth TaylorLong before Brad and Angie, there were Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the twice-married, twice-divorced couple whose scandalous romance riveted the world and laid the foundations of modern celebrity culture.

That's the story of 'Furious Love,' the new book on sale today about what authors Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger call "the marriage of the century." A biography of their relationship, it includes Burton's personal love letters to Taylor, which the actress made available to the husband-and-wife writers.

"It's a real love story and it's operatic in its scope," Kashner told PopEater. "No one can live like that anymore."