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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 05/01/2012
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Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a shy twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness when she meets Ernest Hemingway and is captivated by his energy, intensity and burning ambition to write. After a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for France. But glamorous Jazz Age Paris, full of artists and writers, fuelled by alcohol and gossip, is no place for family life and fidelity. Ernest and Hadley's marriage begins to founder, and the birth of a beloved son serves only to drive them further apart. Then, at last, Ernest's ferocious literary endeavours begin to bring him recognition - not least from a woman intent on making him her own . . .

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844086689
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 129 x 201 x 27 mm
Edition: Digital original


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With vivid, memorable touches . . . McLain captures Hemingway's legendary charisma, and his fatal tendencies -- Sarah Churchwell * Guardian *
With vivid, memorable touches . . . McLain captures Hemingway's legendary charisma, and his fatal tendencies -- Sarah Churchwell * Guardian *
A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s - as a wife and as one's own woman * Entertainment Weekly *
A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s - as a wife and as one's own woman * Entertainment Weekly *
As much about life and how we try to catch it as it is about love even as it vanishes . . . utterly absorbing -- Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress
As much about life and how we try to catch it as it is about love even as it vanishes . . . utterly absorbing -- Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress
[A] beautifully imagined novel . . . sharp, unsparing and delivered in a pared-down prose that the great man himself would have applauded * Sunday Telegraph *
[A] beautifully imagined novel . . . sharp, unsparing and delivered in a pared-down prose that the great man himself would have applauded * Sunday Telegraph *
Hadley is a deeply touching character, dignified even as she loses almost everything she's loved, and making her goodness both convincing and interesting is an impressive feat -- Olivia Laing * Guardian *
Hadley is a deeply touching character, dignified even as she loses almost everything she's loved, and making her goodness both convincing and interesting is an impressive feat -- Olivia Laing * Guardian *

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“A surprising peak behind the curtain..”

What struck me was the volatile life that Ernest Hemingway led and how that spilled over onto those that he loved and was associated with. Set against the backdrop of the fabled 'Lost Generation' characters... More

“A really enjoyable read”

This is an interesting look at the other side of Hemingway's early writing life - it was well written, and I enjoyed picking up reflections from Hemingway's own books written during that time. I finished not... More

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