No twentieth century American writer has captured the popular imagination as much as Ernest Hemingway. This novel tells his story the point of view of his first wife, Hadley. Through her eyes and voice, we experience Paris of the Lost Generation and meet fascinating characters such as Scott... read more
“But not everyone out in a storm wants to be saved.”Hadley as narrator
“And everything was very good and fine until it wasn't.”Hadley
“It was terrible to feel so empty, as if I were nothing. Why couldn’t I be happy? And just what was happiness anyway? Could you fake it, as Nora Bayes insisted? Could you force it like a spring bulb in your kitchen, or rub up against it at a party in Chicago and catch it like a cold?”Hadley
“Love is a beautiful liar”Ernest
“That was my one brush with love. Was it love? It felt awful enough.”Hadley
“There are some who said I should have fought harder or longer than I did for my marriage, but in the end fighting for a love that was already gone felt like trying to live in the ruins of a lost city.”Hadley
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