Marriage and Morals.

RUSSELL Bertrand (1929.)

£650.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. 254, [4] pp. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge in blue, fore edge untrimmed, dust jacket (some light wear to extremities and minor chipping to head of spine panel, notwithstanding an excellent example of the scarce dust jacket). London, George Allen & Unwin.

Bertrand Russell's damning critique of Victorian notions of marriage and sexuality, one of his most genuinely popular works within his own lifetime. In his Autobiography, Russell cited the book as the principal reason for being awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature:

‘When I was called to Stockholm, at the end of 1950, to receive the Nobel Prize – somewhat to my surprise, for literature, for my book Marriage and Morals – I was apprehensive, since I remembered that, exactly 300 years earlier, Descartes had been called to Scandinavia by Queen Christina in the winter time and had died of the cold.’

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