The Paris Wife: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Paula McLain
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Chicago, IL

Hadley Richardson met Ernest Hemingway in Chicago at a friend's apartment. The friend she was visiting warned her not to get mixed up with Ernest - he was a womanizer.

St. Louis, MO

Hadley Richardson was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. Her father had established the St. Louis Public Library system and the Richardson Pharmacy Company which was the largest pharmaceutical company in the Midwest.

Milan, Italy

Near the end of World War I, eighteen-year-old Ernest was an ambulance driver in Italy. He was shot in Fossalta and was taken by train to a hospital in Milan. He fell in love with Agnes, a nurse and wanted to marry her.

Paris, France

During most of the five years that Ernest and Hadley were married, they lived in Paris, France. Many young artists and writers lived and worked their during the 1920s looking for fortune...

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