Author: Edmund White
Release Date: 2010-09-08
In Edmund White's most moving novel yet, an American living in Paris finds his life transformed by an unexpected love affair. Austin Smith is pushing fifty, loveless and drifting, until one day he meets Julien, a much younger, married Frenchman. In the beginning, the lovers' only impediments are the comic clashes of culture, age, and temperament. Before long, however, the past begins to catch up with them. In a desperate quest to save health and happiness, they move from Venice to Key West, from Montreal in the snow to Providence in the rain. But it is amid the bleak, baking sands of the Sahara that their love is pushed to its ultimate crisis.
Author: Lucas Lovibond
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
There is no relation of life in which it is more necessary to cultivate a certain faculty of imagination than in marriage. You must accustom yourself to look at things, to a certain extent, from your wife's point of view." --Lucas Lovibond * A reproduction of a rare 19th century volume on marriage for the 2.3 million grooms that tie the knot each year and the five million husbands in the country. Originally written in 1899 and published by Thomas Burleigh in London, a rare edition of the 107-year-old work was procured by literary historian and author Michelle Lovric. This tome has been reproduced with attention to the finer details of its epoch-complete with simulated leather casing and a gilded emboss. * A letter relating the history of Lovric's discovery accompanies the title. As Lovric explains, "What appealed to me most was the way in which the book dealt sensitively and directly with areas that are often blind spots for husbands: issues that seem small but which can in fact constitute huge betrayal in the hearts and minds of their wives." * Lovibond writes on topics ranging from "The Honeymoon" and "The Wife's Purse" to "The First Baby" and "Second Marriages." On "The Choice of a Wife": "It is a fatal thing to form an impression at first sight, whether favorable or reverse, and let it run away with you. . . . The stupidest women are the most dangerous to the marrying man . . . a lack of ordinary intelligence can never be remedied."
Variety is the spice of life! Can you imagine what life would be like without varietyonly eating soup every day, watching the same television show, or wearing the same shirt or the same pair of pants every day? Doesnt that just seem ludicrous? So why would we have sex with the same woman for the rest of our lives? While author Mr. Goodbar believes that being in a committed relationship, such as marriage, can be goodeven great at timesit can also become repetitive and even boring. The Married Mans Guide to Cheating was written to help men enjoy the spice of life without having to pay the ultimate pricelosing their married life, having to pay alimony or child support, and losing half of everything they own. Most of this guide was developed based on discussions with married men who have either been successfully cheating or those who have been caught cheating. Just about every married man with whom Mr. Goodbar spoke, when asked how long they been married, responded, Too long! The Married Mans Guide to Cheating offers insight into how to become a successful cheater and common actions to avoid when cheating.
Author: D. Lawrence
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-07-27
D. H. Lawrence, in full David Herbert Lawrence (1885.-1930.) is one of the most influential English writer of the 20th century. His diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. In his work he confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct. In April 1912 Lawrence had finished his comedy The Married Man, in which a woman with the name Elsa Smith appears as fiancee of the character closest to Lawrence himself, Billy Brentnall. Elsa is highly unconventional: a striking and superb dea ex machina, she descends upon the last act of the play and sorts out the character's lives."
Author: Athol Kay
Release Date: 2011-03-30
Genre: Family & Relationships
The author of the innovative sex and marriage blog “Married Man Sex Life” brings together his edgy and brilliant advice in a single volume primer delivering the motherload of substance.The Married Man Sex Life Primer 2011 cherry picks the best ideas of books like "The Mystery Method," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," and the volatile online world of the Pickup Artist a.k.a. “Game” community and merges them with a solid grounding in evolutionary psychology, sociology, biology and behavior modification. The result is a simple, effective plan for men to create sexually exciting marriages for themselves and their wives.The opening covers the underlying ancient “hard-wired” biological and modern social reasons women find men attractive. Athol pulls no punches here and the sexual motivations of women are laid bare. Though rather than framing women as sexually devious and seeking to advantage themselves over men, he explains how their sexual behavior is entirely rational in nature and once understood as such, it becomes very useful information.The second part of the book takes the framework developed in the first part and offers a wealth of tools to put it to practical use. The most important tool is The Male Action Plan, which charges the husband with the task of becoming a better, sexier man and thereby leveraging his increased attractiveness for a better sex life with his wife. As Athol says, "whoever is the most attractive in the relationship is in charge." The third part of the book is a treasure trove of playful sexy and romantic moves women will find charming and engaging. It's clear that Athol could have a harem of young ladies, but here he displays an endless variety of playful instigation to continually charm just one.The final section is a catchall of serious topics on what not to do, how to choose a wife, the current state of marriage law and a crushingly simple approach to dealing with being cheated on.(Want a better man? Leave it where he can find it.)
Author: George Moore
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2018-02-02
Excerpt from The Married Man: An English Tale; In Which Is Attempted an Illustration of the Passion of Jealousy, in Its Effects on the Human Mind The ram increased, and the thunder became louder; he listened for a renewal of the sounds, but a dreary silence succeeded, and was only interrupted by powerful gusts of wind. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.