The Paris Wife by Paula McLain | Book Club Discussion Questions | flowkit-numecagroup.comSign up for our newsletters! In many ways, Hadley's girlhood in St. Louis was a difficult and repressive experience. How do her early years prepare her to meet and fall in love with Ernest? What does life with Ernest offer her that she hasn't encountered before? What are the risks?
The Paris Wife - Paula McLain
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Kate tried to deter Hadley from dating Ernest because she was jealous. She wanted a relationship with him, but it did not happen. She also knows his family and his relationship with them. She does not want Hadley to get hurt. Why does Hadley stay with Ernest once she learns of his affair with Pauline Pfeiffer? Hadley stays with Ernest after she learns of his affair with Ernest because she fears life without him.
Louis was a difficult and repressive experience. How do her early years prepare her to meet and fall in love with Ernest? What are the risks? What seems to draw the two together? What are some of the strengths of their initial attraction and partnership?
Chicago, 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. 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. 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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Nothing gets me more excited than pictures! Makes it all the more real. And the fact that Hemingway is so about Florida history, I think I'm going to have to read it. So do you all get together and launch strategic offensives to make us all want to buy certain books??? You are quite effective! I've been excited about this book every since you started raving about it on Twitter.