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A History of Marriage by Elizabeth Abbott

A History of Marriage

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A History of Marriage by Elizabeth Abbott
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Aug 11, 2015 | ISBN 9781609806194
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    Aug 11, 2015 | ISBN 9781609806194

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    Apr 05, 2011 | ISBN 9781609800888

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    Jan 04, 2011 | ISBN 9781609800857

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Praise

“Elizabeth Abbott has penned a masterpiece…a wide-ranging account of how the social intersects with many forms of the personal.”—Ahmad Saidullah, author of Happiness and Other Disorders

“Deftly shows how this always fragile, yet always resilient institution has evolved. It’s not always a pretty picture but it’s a fascinating one.”—Judith Timson, author of Family Matters

“No thoughtful person—married, celibate, unfaithful or otherwise—should be without this book.”—Mark Kingwell, author of The World We Want

“This book is like taking a centuries-long, world-wide trip down a petal-strewn aisle, and I loved it. If you enjoy a good wedding, are first in line to dance The Hora, or you’ve divorced yourself from boring reads, then find A History of Marriage.”—Long Island Pulse

“[A History of Marriage] weaves stories and facts in a kind of loosely fluid narrative that makes pleasant reading. The author has a flair for sweetening the facts with her palatable style.”—Kirkus

Awards

Governor General’s Literary Award SHORTLIST 2010

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