The Ten Pleasures of Marriage; and the second part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

By: Behn, Aphra (attributed to)

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[soiling to top of text block, otherwise a good solid copy with only light shelfwear, a little discoloration to endpapers, old price sticker (from The Broadway) on rear pastedown; jacket moderately edgeworn, scuffing to front panel, somewhat faded at spine, a few small closed tears and small nicks, small puncture tear in spine]. "An acute and well turned satire, which like the Urquhart and Motteux translation of Rabelais, helped to renew in England the robust vitality of humor which had been repressed under the commonwealth. It is redolent of English middleclass life in the days before our grandfaterhs decided that the human body is obscene and its functions deplorable. It presents the domestic side of everyday activity under James II which was only hinted at by diarists such as Pepys, pamphleteers such as Swift, and poets such as Donne." According to the jacket blurb on this edition, the authorship is "problematical but is generally accepted to be the work of Aphra Behn, the first English woman to earn a living by her pen." Behn's works have received much academic attention in modern times. Before becoming a full-time writer, she had been (among other things) a spy for Charles II during the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667). The interest of Virginia Woolf, who devoted a section of "A Room of Her Own" to Behn, was an early factor in the ascent of her literary star, which was additionally aided by her reputation as a sexually liberated (and bisexual) woman. The racy jacket on this edition is seldom seen.

Title: The Ten Pleasures of Marriage; and the second part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

Author: Behn, Aphra (attributed to)

Categories: Sexuality,

Edition: Privately Printed

Publisher: New York, William Godwin, Inc.: 1933

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj

Seller ID: 18954

Keywords: Sexuality Marriage Erotica