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Why Marry?

Why Marry? by Jesse Lynch Williams
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Why Marry? is a comedy, which "tells the truth about marriage". We find a family in the throes of proving the morality of marriage to a New Age Woman. Can the family defend marriage to this self-supporting girl? Will she be convinced that marriage is the ultimate sacredness of a relationship or will she hold to her perception that marriage is the basis of separating two lovers.

"Why Marry?" won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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WHY MARRY?

[Illustration: From a photograph by White Studio.

HELEN: You're about the most conceited man I ever knew. ERNEST: How can I help it, when you admire me so? [ Page 94. ]

WHY MARRY?

(Originally published under the title "And So They Were Married")

BY JESSE LYNCH WILLIAMS

[Illustration]

ILLUSTRATED

[Illustration: Banner Play Bureau 111 Ellis Street San Francisco, California]

PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

COPYRIGHT, 1914, 1918, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Published October, 1914

New and revised edition published April, 1918 Reprinted September, 1918; February, 1919

[All rights strictly reserved including amateur acting rights.]

[Illustration]

TO HARRIET AND JAMES LEES LAIDLAW

WHY MARRY?

A Comedy in Three Acts

New York: Astor Theatre: Produced by Selwyn & Company, Dec. 25, 1917, under the direction of Roi Cooper Megrue.

The scene is a week end at a country house not far away; the time, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening... Continue reading book >>


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