Roger Hudson


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Eland Publishing
3 October 2022
ISBN: 9781780600765
256 pages

From the publisher

At times tender, at others acerbic or humourous, this collection of honeymoon travels looks at the trials and tribulations of that first taste of married life. Extracts from celebrated novels alternate with less well-known passages, and descriptions of public marriages contrast with the private lives and emotions they evoke. From sexless wedding nights to honeymoon gothic, from unexpected revelations to shattered illusions and from journeys into the heart, or into the heart of darkness, the newlyweds find themselves exposed for the first time to their partners. It’s a fascinating study of the complexities of human relationships, and of the courage of those who hitch their wagons together for the journey from the altar.

Including: Paul Bowles, Dorothy Sayers, D. H. Lawrence, Byron, Tolstoy, Flaubert, Dorothy Parker, A. N. Wilson, Thackeray, Trollope, Dickens, Ruskin, Maupassant, Martha Gellhorn, Graham Greene.