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The Paris Wife [compact Disc]

By 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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at Southeast
  • CD F McLain [10 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9780307877185


Format: Audio Books
Author: McLain, Paula
Summary: In this fictional memoir, Hadley Hemingway chronicles the life and career of her husband, famed twentieth century writer Ernest Hemingway. Through Hadley's unique perspective, listeners get a behind-the-scenes look into the personal lives of the Lost Generation writers, including Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ezra Pound.
Title: The Paris wife [compact disc] / Paula McLain.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Random House, Inc., [2011]
Subject: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Fiction. Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Marriage -- Fiction. Mowrer, Hadley Hemingway, 1891-1979 -- Fiction. Authors' spouses -- United States -- Fiction. Authors, American -- France -- Fiction. Expatriate authors -- France -- Fiction. Paris (France) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780307877185
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F McLain
Oclc: 695021612
Upc: 9780307877185
Bib Id: 364822

Format: Audio Books
Author: McLain, Paula
Summary: In this fictional memoir, Hadley Hemingway chronicles the life and career of her husband, famed twentieth century writer Ernest Hemingway. Through Hadley's unique perspective, listeners get a behind-the-scenes look into the personal lives of the Lost Generation writers, including Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ezra Pound.
Title: The Paris wife [compact disc] / Paula McLain.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Random House, Inc., [2011]
Description: 10 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Marriage -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mowrer, Hadley Hemingway, 1891-1979 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Authors' spouses -- United States -- Fiction.
Subjects: Authors, American -- France -- Fiction.
Subjects: Expatriate authors -- France -- Fiction.
Subjects: Paris (France) -- Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: MacDuffie, Carrington, 1958-
Notes: Title from web page.
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Compact discs (DDD).
Notes: Read by Carrington MacDuffie.
ISBN: 9780307877185
Publisher Number: RDH30787718A
Publisher Number: RHCD 3074
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 4
Medium: [compact disc]
Call Number: F McLain