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Getting Married

By Shaw, George Bernard

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Title: Getting Married  
Author: Shaw, George Bernard
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
Historic
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Shaw, G. B. (n.d.). Getting Married. Retrieved from http://www.newspaperslibrary.net/


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Exception has been taken to the title of this seeming tomfoolery on the ground that the Catherine it represents is not Great Catherine, but the Catherine whose gallantries provide some of the lightest pages of modern history. Great Catherine, it is said, was the Catherine whose diplomacy, whose campaigns and conquests, whose plans of Liberal reform, whose correspondence with Grimm and Voltaire enabled her to cut such a magnificent figure in the eighteenth century. In reply, I can only confess that Catherine's diplomacy and her conquests do not interest me. It is clear to me that neither she nor the statesmen with whom she played this mischievous kind of political chess had any notion of the real history of their own times, or of the real forces that were moulding Europe. The French Revolution, which made such short work of Catherine's Voltairean principles, surprised and scandalized her as much as it surprised and scandalized any provincial governess in the French chateaux.

Table of Contents
· PREFACE TO GETTING MARRIED · THE REVOLT AGAINST MARRIAGE · MARRIAGE NEVERTHELESS INEVITABLE · WHAT DOES THE WORD MARRIAGE MEAN · SURVIVALS OF SEX SLAVERY · A NEW ATTACK ON MARRIAGE · A FORGOTTEN CONFERENCE OF MARRIED MEN · HEARTH AND HOME · TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING · LARGE AND SMALL FAMILIES · THE GOSPEL OF LAODICEA · FOR BETTER FOR WORSE · WANTED: AN IMMORAL STATESMAN · THE LIMITS OF DEMOCRACY · THE SCIENCE AND ART OF POLITICS · WHY STATESMEN SHIRK THE MARRIAGE QUESTION · THE QUESTION OF POPULATION · THE RIGHT TO MOTHERHOOD · MONOGAMY, POLYGYNY AND POLYANDRY · THE MALE REVOLT AGAINST POLYGYNY · DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIENTAL AND OCCIDENTAL POLYGYNY · THE OLD MAID'S RIGHT TO MOTHERHOOD · IBSEN'S CHAIN STITCH · REMOTENESS OF THE FACTS FROM THE IDEAL · DIFFICULTY OF OBTAINING EVIDENCE · MARRIAGE AS A MAGIC SPELL · THE IMPERSONALITY OF SEX · THE ECONOMIC SLAVERY OF WOMEN · UNPOPULARITY OF IMPERSONAL VIEWS · IMPERSONALITY IS NOT PROMISCUITY · DOMESTIC CHANGE OF AIR · HOME MANNERS ARE BAD MANNERS · SPURIOUS NATURAL AFFECTION · CARRYING THE WAR INTO THE ENEMY'S COUNTRY · SHELLEY AND QUEEN VICTORIA

 

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