The Oxford Book of Marriage
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Printed Pages: 395. Slightly rubbed cover. Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009929
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Here readers will discover Queen Victoria the day after her wedding, feeling "the happiest, happiest Being that ever existed." And Karl Marx's daughter describing her elderly parents' marriage: "When they were together they were young again, she a loving girl and he a loving youth, on the threshold of life." Of course, not every marriage is pure bliss: witness the total war in a scene from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" or Sofia Tolstoy's bitter reflection in old age: "For the whole of my life I have single-mindedly and unwaveringly loved a man who was utterly selfish and returned all my feelings with a withering and pitiless scorn." And yet Chaucer's lusty Wife of Bath, who spoke from experience about the misery and woe of marriage, could exclaim "Blessed be God that I have wedded five! / Welcome the sixth, whenever he appears. / I can't keep continent for years and years." And Winston Churchill could write to his wife Clementine: "My greatest good fortune in a life of brilliant experience has been to find you and to lead my life with you."
In compiling this marvelous reader, Rubinstein has combed novels, love letters, poems, plays, and memoirs, providing a kaleidoscope of marraige that spans over two thousand years. There is much here that amuses, much that moves, much that comforts. The Oxford Book of Marriage will make an especially thoughtful and unique shower, wedding, or anniversary gift. It is the kind of book that becomes a treasured keepsake, read and reread over the years.
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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.
Titel: The Oxford Book of Marriage
Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Zustand: Very Good
Auflage: First Paperback Edition.
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