Man and wife
    (2011)

    Fiction

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PUBLISHED
[United States]: Neeland Media LLC, 2011
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1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781596743564 (electronic bk.) MWT11931511, 1596743565 (electronic bk.) 11931511
LANGUAGE
English
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Man and Wife is an involved novel of two generations of marriages that end in disaster. However, the novel is much more than the story of a helpless Victorian bride at the mercy of her tyrannical husband. Instead, "Man and Wife" explores the complex laws surrounding Irish and Scottish marriages in the 19th century. At that time, people in Scotland were considered married if they simply announced it. Collins's interest in the law, especially marriage and divorce, led to this novel with endless legal loopholes concerning what constitutes a marriage and what doesn't

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