You can follow along as I read with these excerpt snapshots from the novel:
After you have listened to the reading and/or read the snapshot excerpts, think about the following questions:
- Do you approve of teenaged marriages, like those of Jean Laffite with his first wife Christina Levine or of Theodosia Burr with her husband Joseph Alston? Why or why not?
- Who was right about the proper age for men to marry -- Aristotle or Benjamin Franklin?
- What sort of love do you think Theodosia and Jean had in this section of the book? Attachment and Bonding or Limerent? Or was it some other sort?