Part I, Prelude, Chapters 1-4
• In the prelude, Mamah remembered how Edwin had wanted to build a new house.
• When she and Edwin came home from their honeymoon, they moved into her widowed father's home.
• First her father died at the age of 72, and then her sister Jessie died in childbirth a year later.
• Since Jessie husband couldn't care for the baby, Mamah and Lizzie cared for her.
• Mamah had her own son, John, soon and was kept busy, but happy with the children.
• Edwin showed Mamah the Huertleys' home that had been built by Frank Lloyd Wright.
• He was the president of Wagner Electric and could afford a new home.
• The dogged way that Edwin pursued getting a new house, reminded Mamah of the way he courted her.
• In 1907, Mamah goes to hear Frank Lloyd Wright at the Nineteenth Century Woman's Club.
• When he speaks to her...
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