An anthology made up of excerpts from diaries, letters, writings of all sorts, and presenting various views of marriage and its problems as voiced by famous people. The shrew, the jealous husband, the rebellious wife, the genius who does not appreciate his wife, the heartbroken wife, the indifferent wife, etc. First part -- theory, in which men speak. Second part -- practice. Among the people represented are such varied figures as Henry VIII, D. H. Lawrence, Coleridge, Dickens, Cromwell, Pepys, etc.