Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • A History of Marriage
  • Written by Elizabeth Abbott
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9781609800888
  • Our Price: $24.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - A History of Marriage

Buy now from Random House

  • A History of Marriage
  • Written by Elizabeth Abbott
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781609800857
  • Our Price: $24.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - A History of Marriage

A History of Marriage

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Elizabeth AbbottAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Abbott

eBook

List Price: $24.95

eBook

On Sale: January 04, 2011
Pages: | ISBN: 978-1-60980-085-7
Published by : Seven Stories Press Seven Stories Press
A History of Marriage Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - A History of Marriage
  • Email this page - A History of Marriage
  • Print this page - A History of Marriage
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
Synopsis

Synopsis

What does the "tradition of marriage" really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet most intimate, institution. Ritual of romance, or social obligation? Eternal bliss, or cult of domesticity? Abbott reveals a complex tradition that includes same-sex unions, arranged marriages, dowries, self-marriages, and child brides. Marriage—in all its loving, unloving, decadent, and impoverished manifestations—is revealed here through Abbott's infectious curiosity.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: