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The Philadelphia Story Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Philadelphia Story

   Tracy Lord was married to C.K. Dexter Haven and she divorced him because of his drinking. She has become engaged to the snobbish George Kittredge. Just before the wedding Haven shows up at the house, invited by Tracey's little sister. At the end of a party prior to the wedding, Tracey gets drunk with a reporter who has come to cover the society wedding, and George leaves in a huff. Tracey wakes up the next morning with a hang over, serious questions about her forthcoming marriage to George, and a changed attitude to C.K. Dexter Haven.
This report prepared by Jack Goodstein








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one woman-two men Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   rekindling lost love

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   mostly dialog

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