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The Paris Wife

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

38 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

An enlightening, worthwhile read!

The Paris Wife is the story of Ernest Hemingway's first of four marriages. It is told from Hadley Richardson's point of view. Hadley and Hemingway were married in 1921 and gave birth to his first son, John Hadley Nicanor "Jack" Hemingway in 1923. His nickname was "Bumby...
The Paris Wife is the story of Ernest Hemingway's first of four marriages. It is told from Hadley Richardson's point of view. Hadley and Hemingway were married in 1921 and gave birth to his first son, John Hadley Nicanor "Jack" Hemingway in 1923. His nickname was "Bumby" and Mariel and Margaux Hemingway were his daughters.
This is a wonderful read that gives us a new perspective of Ernest Hemingway's genius and life. This is a characterization of a flawed man through the eyes of his young, shy, pretty first wife. The Nobel Prize winning author appreciated the stability and grounding his wife had given him and later, after three other wives said of her..."I wish I had died before I loved anyone but her. She was the best and truest and loveliest person I have ever known." Those words made me tingle all over.

posted by GEORGIAMOON on March 25, 2011

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17 out of 84 people found this review helpful.

Just tell us if the book is good!

I'mso tired of people writing a review that tells you the whole story. People we have the overview for that! Furthermore, I do not wish to know your point of view about the story. Just tell us if you think its good or bad! Thank you!

posted by 5774388 on February 25, 2012

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    This was such a dull book... I was very disappointed in it as I

    This was such a dull book... I was very disappointed in it as I thought it would be much more than Hemingway's wife Hadley complaining the whole time. I'm surprised on the high reviews this book has received.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Slow going

    Was tempted to give up several times. Superficial and disappointing.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Not my favorite.

    Did not really like the morals and lifestyle of the people in the book. It meshed history with fiction and maybe it was just the subject matter that did not appeal to me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Very boring book. I couldn't wait to finish it.

    Very boring book. I couldn't wait to finish it.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

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    I didn't like this, found it to be boring.

    I didn't like this, found it to be boring.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Boring

    Struggled through it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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