GOING THEIR OWN WAYS: A Novel of Modern Marriage by Alec Waugh

GOING THEIR OWN WAYS: A Novel of Modern Marriage

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This is the sort of book that should be sold (or rented) with care, for it will offend many who will resent the fact that Alec Waugh paints the futility of marriage as a situation to be somewhat taken for granted, and presents as his characters, people who are rootless and futile. Not a sophisticated story of smart society, as some of its predecessors, but an interweaving of the stories of various members of one family, whose sense of security and stability of marriage is destroyed by the scandal and divorce that disrupted their parents' marriage. The story spans seven years, and traces the fortunes of the four children, as each of their marriages faces disruption. A careful, well-developed piece of writing, the unimportance of the people militating against a convincing presentation of their problems.

Pub Date: Jan. 9th, 1938
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart