One of the marvelous things about Phyllis Rose’s PARALLEL LIVES: Five Victorian Marriages (Vintage, 1983) is that it so consistently refuses to settle for making a series of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Glenn J. Shea
Interesting, but it took me a long time to get through it.Published 4 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
The author's observations and insights are as fascinating as the lives and marriages of the people she describes.Published 5 months ago by Patricia Piety
A great book. I read many books and keep but a few.
This one is a keeper, if you are interested in the lives behind the words and behind the praise and adulation, in... Read more
My wife is the reader in our family and she loved this.
That's about all I know. She recommends it highly.
The book was a page turner for sure, but you have to remember that the details are interpreted through the lens of a feminist author. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Kathryn Phillips
Who would imagine that a brief book highlighting the marriages of five literary Victorian couples would be such a delightful read. Read morePublished on March 1, 2009 by James Henderson
I read this book when it first came out and just re read it. The people then are just like people now. A gossipy fun bookPublished on May 7, 2005 by Samuel Dachs
The story of five marriages none of which quite fits the pattern of what might be considered to be a truly successful one i.e. Read morePublished on February 8, 2005 by Shalom Freedman