For Time and All Eternity Author:PAUL BAILEY For Time and All Eternity is an epic novel of one of the most fantastic yet little known episodes in the history of our country--the nation-wide crusade against the Mormon principle of plural marriage during the latter years of the 19th century. — Aroused by the pulpit, press, and politicians, Congress passed the Edmunds-Tucker Act which compelle... more »d all Mormon men practicing polygamy to disenfranchise every marriage but their first. Long prison sentences and exorbitant fines awaited any Mormon discover3ed preaching or observing the doctrine of plural marriage. "Deputy marshals" were offered rewards for every "cohab" they could find, giving rise to the greatest bounty hunt in history. Prisons were soon filled to capacity with husbands who refused to renounce their wives or the tenants of their faith.
The humor, tragedy and stark terror of this inquisition are related with honesty and deep compassion. There has never been a Mormon novel like Fore Time and All Eternity.« less