The Oxford Book of Marriage

The Oxford Book of Marriage

by HelgeRubinstein (Editor)


Drawn from a time span of 2,000 years and from many different nationalities, these extracts show the feelings and experiences of marriage, through the writings of Darwin, Kafka, Rabelais, Jane Austen, Pepys, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Virginia Woolf, Alison Lurie, Albee amongst others. The editor charts the course of a marriage in twelve chapters, beginning with courtship and proposal and the wedding ceremony itself, through the establishment of married life, having children and ending with old age and death. As well as describing the happiness, the extracts look at the factors that lead to adultery or divorce.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 15 Mar 1990

ISBN 10: 0192141503
ISBN 13: 9780192141507

Author Bio

About the Editor
Helge Rubinstein has written numerous articles for Parents magazine and has answered reader's letters on emotional problems for Brides magazine since 1980. A practicing marriage counselor for over twenty years, she was Chair of the London Marriage Guidance Council from 1977 to 1982.