Many Marriages

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Many Marriages
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First edition cover
AuthorSherwood Anderson
CountryUnited States
PublisherB.W. Huebsch
Publication date
February 20, 1923
Media typePrint (hardback and paperback)

Many Marriages is a novel by Sherwood Anderson published in 1923. In this novel, Anderson continued his use of new psychological insights to explore his characters.[1]

Because Anderson explored the new sexual freedom in the novel, it was attacked in an American crusade against "dirty books", which also objected to D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love. Sales of Anderson's novel declined markedly after this unwelcome publicity.[2]

F. Scott Fitzgerald considered Many Marriages to be Anderson's finest novel.[3]


  1. ^ Daniel Mark Fogel,"Sherwood Anderson", The American Novel, PBS, 2007, accessed June 2, 2013
  2. ^ Rideout (2006), 498–500
  3. ^ Howe, Irving. Sherwood Anderson. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1951. (pg. 254)


  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott (March 4, 1923). "Sherwood Anderson on the Marriage Question," New York Herald section 9: 5.
  • Rideout, Walter (2006). Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America. Vol. 1. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 9780299215309

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