Empty Mansions Themes

Bill Dedman
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Greed

In any book about wealth, the reader must expect the theme of greed to come up in some way. In this novel, greed comes into the story of Huguette Clark in several instances. When learning of Clark’s second marriage, Clark’s children from his first marriage worried about what would happen to their inheritance. For this reason, Clark made a promise to his children that he would not leave his wife, Anna, a large sum of money in his will. For this reason, upon his death Anna and Huguette found themselves kicked out of the family home in order for it to be sold. Anna, too, only walked away from her marriage with two million dollars, a fraction of the money Clark left to his children.

As Huguette became a woman and began looking for love, she found herself to be the target of many people looking...

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