Fifty Shades Of Marriage (Audiobook)
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Read by Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley & Eve Karpf (Unabridged: 1hr 15mins)

Featuring poems by Edith Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, DH Lawrence, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Khalil Gibran & more.

‘From this day forward…’ are words intoned in every conventional marriage ceremony as two people interweave their lives with all its plans, its hopes and dreams on a love-strewn path to the future, even eternity.  From here life has its own way of changing, modifying and disrupting the true course of married love for many of us.  In this volume of fifty poems our classic poets delve with storied verse into every facet of this institution. 

From the good, the bad and even the ugly, from the Wedding day to the realisation that divorce and separation maybe the better path.  Between these two frontiers other avenues and facets are explored by the pens of many including Shakespeare, Khalil Gibran, Emily Dickinson and the Rossetti’s.

In this compilation - 

1 - 50 Shades of Marriage - An Introduction
2 - The Wedding Morning by Francis Ledwidge
3 - Marriage Morning by Alfred Lord Tennyson
4 - Epithalamion by James Elroy Flecker
5 - Wedding Day by Edith Nesbit
6 - Wedding Song by Jehudah Halevi
7 - A Bridal Song by John Ford
8 - A Bridal Toast by James Madison Bell
9 - The Bride by Laurence Hope
10 - The Bride by Rainer Maria Rilke
11 - Wedded by Isaac Rosenberg
12 - Epithalamion by Gerard Manley Hopkins
13 - To One Persuading a Lady to Marriage by Katherine Phillips
14 - A Nuptial Verse to Mistress Elizabeth Lee, Now Lady Tracy by Robert Herrick
15 - An Extract of the Wife's Will by Charlotte Bronte
16 - Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds by William Shakespeare
17 - To the Ladies by Lady Mary Chudleigh
18 - Sonnet To My Wife by Thomas Hood
19 - To a Husband by Anne Kingsmill Finch
20 - To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
21 - My Delight and Your Delight by Robert Seymour Bridges
22 - Nuptial Sleep by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
23 - Invitation to Love by Paul Laurence Dunbar
24 - The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell
25 - Fidelity by D H Lawrence
26 - Love is Not All (Sonnet XXX) by Edna St Vincent Millay
27 - The Bride by Henry Alford
28 - Bridal Birth by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
29 - On Marriage by Khalil Gibran
30 - Song of the Worker's Wife by Alice Gray Jones
31 - Song XIX. Since We Your Husband Daily See by Matthew Prior
32 - The Married Lover by Coventry Patmore
33 - The Betrothal by Edna St Vincent Millay
34 - Mutual Forebearance. Necessary to the Married State by William Cowper
35 - Vice Vearsa by Ambrose Bierce
36 - The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
37 - June, a Tale by William Cowper
38 - Witch-Wife by Edna St Vincent Millay
39 - The Bride by Ambrose Bierce
40 - The Farmer's Bride by Charlotte Mew
41 - The Bridal Ballad by Edgar Allan Poe
42 - The Wife of Flanders by G K Chesterton
43 - A Wife in London (December 1899) by Thomas Hardy
44 - A Cry from an Indian Wife by Emily Pauline Johnson
45 - Wife to Husband by Christina Georgina Rossetti
46 - The Golden Wedding of Sterling and Sarah Lanier September the 27th 1868 by Sidney Lanier
47 - On His Deceased Wife by John Milton
48 - When We Two Parted by Lord Byron
49 - We Parted in Silence by Isabella Valancy Crawford
50 - Modern Love I by George Meredith
51 - Divorce by Anna Wickham