The Paris Husband: How It Really Was Between Ernest and Hadley Hemingway
Biography of Hemingway’s first marriage to Hadley Richardson, exploring their complex relationship and its lasting impact on both the man and his work. Covers the couple’s initial 1920 meeting in Chicago, subsequent courtship, early years in Paris, and eventual divorce. In reconstructing their relationship, Donaldson focuses on the significance of the lost manuscripts and Hemingway’s serial attraction to other women. Draws on letters, notebooks, unpublished manuscripts, and other sources. Lacks an index and bibliography.