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The Paris Wife - A Novel

Paula McLain

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness-until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group-the fabled "Lost Generation"-that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage-a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for. A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness-until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group-the fabled "Lost Generation"-that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage-a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for. A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.
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A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness-until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group-the fabled "Lost Generation"-that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage-a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for. A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carrington MacDuffie

Length:

11h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

31:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

15:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:27