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Morell is a clergyman who is married to a brilliant woman, Candida. She is really responsible for much of his success. When the play opens she is returning from a vacation with her children. She brings along with her a handsome young poet, Marchbanks. Marchbanks is in love with Candida, and he tells Morell that she deserves something more than mere complacency from her husband. Morell orders the poet to leave, but at that moment Candida comes in and treats him kindly, inviting him to stay. Morell begins to have doubts; he seems old and tired.
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He decides that he must leave the two alone together while he speaks at a meeting. When he returns, it seems that Candida and Marchbanks have grown even closer. The men quarrel and demand that she choose between them.   Candida decides that she must choose the man who needs her most, her husband.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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