"There was a man named Webster lived in a town of twenty-five thousand people in the state of Wisconsin. He had a wife named Mary and a daughter named Jane and he was himself a fairly prosperous manufacturer of washing machines. ... He was however a rather quiet man inclined to have dreams which he tried to crush out of himself in order that he function as a washing machine manufacturer; and no doubt, at odd moments, when he was on a train going some place or perhaps on Sunday afternoons in the summer when he went alone to the deserted office of the factory and sat for several hours looking out through a window and along a railroad track, he gave way to dreams."

So begins Many Marriages, Sherwood Anderson's story of a man's rebirth and the consequences for those who surround him.

Winesburg, Ohio made Anderson one of American's most critically celebrated authors, seen as a leader of a new, modern way of writing. He was a mentor to as yet unestablished authors such as Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. With Many Marriages, Anderson hoped to redefine the American novel in the way Winesburg, Ohio had redefined the short story. Anderson claimed to want to leave behind conventional elements of the novel like plot and character, and instead explore a structure based upon verbal or psychological coherence.

Upon its initial publication, Many Marriages seemed destined to bring Anderson the commercial success that had so far eluded him, until it came under attack for immorality and was officially banned in Boston for its depictions of sexuality. Sales plummeted across the northeast as booksellers in New York and other major markets refused to stock it for fear of raids by their own local Comstock brigades.

Many Marriages is an essential read for those who are interested in Anderson's development as a writer and for those interested in the history of censorship in America.

This edition of Many Marriages by Scruffy City Press, LLC, meets WCAG 2.0 AA standards for accessibility.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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