Episode 8: The Ten Pleasures Of Marriage

Our oldest book to date, probably published in 1682, is one that is surrounded by mystery. Who is the author? Is the book as cynical as it first appears? And does it have relevance to the modern day?

Join relative newly-weds Fred and Dave (not to each other by the way!) as they combine literary criticism with the knowledge that their wives do listen to this podcast.

Read the book at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13872

 

Further reading

Possible (probable?) author Aphra Behn was a fascinating woman. Learn more about her life from:

Oxford University

The National Maritime Museum

Luminarium

“The Aphra Behn page”

And if you’d like to learn more about this remarkable author’s impact on future generations, you might want to check out:

This Guardian article

The Aphra Behn Society

And for the academically-minded, Aphra Behn Europe

 

As mentioned in the episode, her grave at Westminster Abbey¬†and the excellent “The Female Pen” by Bridget MacCarthy

 

NEXT EPISODE: “THE WEALTH OF NATIONS”

DOWNLOAD AT: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3300

 

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