The Paris Wife (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Paris Wife * Out now in paperback, the heart-wrenching story of ambition and betrayal that captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley
- Published: 05 January 2012
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844086689 ISBN 10: 1844086682
- Sales rank: 29
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Reviews for The Paris Wife
Usually I do not cry while reading a book. But this book made be cry.
REally trully amzig story. by Kristine Somereunder review
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It's tragic and sad in the sense that you see this relationship falling apart, but it is also frustrating for the same reason.
Hadley is this sweet, whole-hearted character and Hemmingway is this mythical creature she falls in love with. Dependent on each other for different reasons - hers more binding than his apparently.
You want to slap them both for their stupidity, and you want to hug the child (whose effect they did not consider). But mostly I want to slap Pauline. So entirely self-centred and unthinking. And yet she's still such a remarkable woman with all her modern ways.
Hadley and Hemmingway set sail into a world they knew nothing of and suffered at the hands of it. They appear essential to each other, and yet this was their ultimate downfall.
Well worth the read - I knew little of Hemmingway and am now intrigued by this Jazz-age Paris and the creativehub it was. by Hannah Jermyn
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I was a bit unsure about what i would think of this book. It was a bit slow to begin with but after the first two or three chapters, i could not put it down. The imagery is gorgeous. Definitely worth the read. by Alannah Tomlinsonunder review
Beautiful Love Story!
I had seen Midnight in Paris and set the book in that visual imagery of Stein's Grand Salon and life in Paris...Love this story which is based on Hemingway's first wife (the first of four). It shows a tender, vulnerable and sensitive Hemingway that is very different from his late in life persona of a gruff "Papa". Wonderful read about a complex woman behind the famous man--much like "Loving Frank". I, too, felt sorry for Hadley but hoped Hemingway realized what he'd lost... by Maggie Swithenbankunder review
Told in first person from the viewpoint of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, I enjoyed reading about Paris (and Chicago as Hadley was American) and the events of the 1920's/30's. I have to admit that I have never read a book by Hemingway, but that lack of experience didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book. I often thought back to the movie Midnight in Paris which is kind of how I set the book in my mind's eye. With the events of the book based on fact, I found the book easy to read, and ended feeling very sorry for Hadley. by Wendy SEKULOFFunder review