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Alan Dale
Nabu Press (March 29, 2012)
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A Marriage Below Zero is a novel by Alan Dale.

A Marriage Below Zero is a novel by Alan Dale. They marry, and Elsie gradually comes to realise that she has competition for Arthur's affection in the form of Captain Dillington, Arthur's male lover.

A Marriage Below Zero is the first novel in English to explicitly explore the subject of male homosexuality. Written by a British émigré to America, the New York theater critic Alfred J. Cohen, under the pseudonym of Alan Dale, this first-person narrative is told by a young Englishwoman, Elsie Bouverie, who gradually discovers that her new husband, Arthur Ravener, is romantically involved with another man.

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A. MARRIAGE BELOW ZERO. I seek no sympathies, nor need; The thorns which I have reaped are of the tree I planted,-they have torn m. and I bleed: I should have known what fruit would spring from each a seed.

A Marriage Below Zero: A Novel. Author: Dale, Alan, 1861-1928. Note: New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1889.

A Marriage Below Zero; A Novel This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. You know, Elsie, that the French i. Specifications.

Dillingham, 1889 - 319 sivua. A Marriage Below Zero: A Novel. Alkuperäisteoksen sijainti. Princetonin yliopisto. Mitä ihmiset sanovat - Kirjoita arvostelu. Yhtään arvostelua ei löytynyt.

ALAN DALE" was the pen name of Alfred J. Cohen, novelist, playwright, and the controversial drama critic for Hearst newspapers

ALAN DALE" was the pen name of Alfred J. Cohen, novelist, playwright, and the controversial drama critic for Hearst newspapers. Born in Birmingham, England in 1861, Dale immigrated to the . to pursue a career in journalism. In the 1890s, he pioneered the "flippant school" of theatrical journalism, becoming the most feared and famous critic in America. His numerous novels include Jonathan's Home (1885), An Eerie He and She (1890), A Moral Busybody (1894), and A Girl Who Wrote (1902).

A Marriage Below Zero. Published by Cognella, 2011

A Marriage Below Zero. Published by Cognella, 2011. ISBN 10: 1609279573, ISBN 13: 9781609279578. Her quest for the truth will take her to London, New York, and Paris, where she finally discovers what everyone else has suspected all along.

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  • Painbrand
Good story, a little melodramatic at times, but interesting and well written. A bold story for the days it was written
  • anonymous
I hated to give this less than five stars, as this is a wonderful book--Alan Dale is a terrific writer (grab his "Chat with the Queens of the Stage" as well)--funny, incisive, and this of course is a startling book, written with humor and tragedy.

But the editors of this series did all they could to ruin it with copious, pedantic and intrusive footnotes--sometimes as many as four or five to a page. We KNOW what a debutante and a trousseau are; we know who Bluebeard was and what "comment!" means in French; we're not idiots. The flow of the text is broken up by footnotes screaming "LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!" two or three times per page.

By all means, read this book--but see if you can find another edition.
  • Fast Lovebird
I loved this book. Its steamy narrative of a wife's betrayal by her husband outdoes Downton Abbey in crazy plot turns, scandalous revelations, and melodramatic confrontations. The contextual material in this edition really helped place this story in historical perspective.
  • Thofyn
This is a smart, thoughtful edition of a Victorian novel that is a real "first." The footnotes are extremely helpful, especially given that this new edition is partly intended for classroom use. The editor of the volume, a scholar of late-Victorian literature, has provided lots of well-researched context. The introduction (full of original research) and the contextual material in this edition (including never-before reprinted reviews of the 1889 novel along with relevant excerpts from literary and historical documents) are fascinating. I especially liked the fresh research on actual Victorian-era divorce trials related to women discovering that their husbands were "sodomites." There is an astonishing reprint in this Broadview edition of Charles Dickens' first-hand account of visiting Newgate Prison, where, working as a journalist, he witnessed the last two men in Britain executed for sodomy. Who knew that Dickens wrote about this case? There is also a never-before reprinted article entitled "Sex Mania" from a Victorian-era newspaper warning about the problem of Victorian-era homosexual men hiding their sexuality through marriage. Also, lots of newly discovered biographical information about the author of this novel.

Broadview Press is a highly-regarded scholarly publisher that specializes in carefully-edited editions of neglected texts. The only other available editions of this book are two cheaply-produced reprints with no original materials and little if any commentary--basically, the publishing equivalent of xerox copies--and they are far more expensive than the new Broadview edition. With a text as important and little-known as this one, a reader really needs some historical and cultural context as well as an informative, thoughtful introduction.

By any measure, the new Broadview edition of "A Marriage Below Zero" is the one to beat.