Till Death Do Us Part

10 unhappy literary marriages

There's nothing funny about an unhappy marriage, but on the page, they can provide plenty of provocative drama, as these novels perfectly illustrate...

1. The Ice Storm

Rick Moody
Revolutionary Road cover

2. Revolutionary Road

Richard Yates
Forsyte Saga cover

3. The Forsyte Saga

John Galsworthy
Madame Bovary cover

4. Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert
The Awakening cover

6. The Awakening

Kate Chopin
Ethan Frome cover

7. Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton
Anna Karenina by Nikolayevich Tolstoy

8. Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust