Many Marriages

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Many Marriages
SherwoodAnderson ManyMarriages.jpg
First edition cover
Author Sherwood Anderson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher B.W. Huebsch
Publication date
February 20, 1923
Media type Print (hardback and paperback)
OCLC 1135265

Many Marriages is a 1923 Sherwood Anderson novel, largely plotless and considered by many to be the beginning of his decline as a writer. The novel did have its champions, however, F. Scott Fitzgerald among them.[1] In this novel, Anderson continued his use of new psychological insights to explore his characters.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Fitzgerald (1923), 5
  2. ^ Daniel Mark Fogel,"Sherwood Anderson", The American Novel, PBS, 2007, accessed June 2, 2013
  3. ^ Rideout (2006), 498–500


  • 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