Maureen M's Reviews > Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife

Paris Without End by Gioia Diliberto
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Dec 14, 11

bookshelves: france, non-fiction, biography
Read from December 04 to 08, 2011

This biography puts flesh on the figure of Hadley Richardson Hemingway sketched in Ernest Hemingway's "A Movable Feast." We meet a woman born in the Victorian era who rescues herself once through her love for Hemingway and rescues herself again by bringing their marriage to an end. The story does a good job of describing what each brought to their union and how both contributed to its failure, even as they maintained their love for each other.
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