We’re excited to announce that as of today, the discussion guide for Paula McLain’s much-buzzed-about, Jazz Age–era fictional memoir, written from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, is now available in print and PDF. Every guide includes:
· Novel Synopsis
· Author Information
· Character Analysis
· Themes, Writing Style & Structure, and Symbols
· Discussion Questions
· Important Quotes from the Novel
· Special section on the real Hemingway and his work
· A one-on-one Q&A with Paula McLain about Hemingway, research methods, and her next novel (about Marie Curie)!
About The Paris Wife: 1920 was the start of a new and exciting decade. The First World War had just ended, and life was changing for both men and women. Despite America’s prohibition era, life seemed more free than ever. Hidden inside the speak-easies and private homes, people celebrated life and living. They drank and danced their way into forgetting the torment of the previous decade of war.
Under the lights of this American stage, 28-year-old Hadley Richardson met a dynamic and intense 21-year-old Ernest Hemingway and they fell in love. The story of their romance and subsequent marriage is captured in The Paris Wife, a novel based on the true story of Hemingway’s first wife.
As the pages turn, Hadley engages us in her life with Ernest until both the marriage and the story draw to a heartwrenching close.