They All Ran After the President's Wife Summary
Mary Higgins Clark

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They All Ran After the President's Wife Summary

does not have many themes; it is in essence a tale of suspense and heroic perseverance. The principal theme is that of romantic love. The love between Henry and Sandra holds the novella together and much of the novella would not make sense without it. The love of Henry and Sandra is a grand one, an epic love like that of Odysseus and Penelope, or in more recent times, like that which popular legend claims for John and Jackie Kennedy. It is her love for her husband that keeps Sandra distracted enough from her terrible predicament to think about how to save herself; she thinks of how Henry must be suffering while trying to find her, and she overcomes her pain and fear to think of ways to help him. Henry is single-mindedly devoted to Sandra, and his love for her presses him to think beyond the obvious...

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