Ruth Vars, with a "brilliant match" ready for marriage, revolts against her useless, conventional life – just a "Fifth Wheel to a Coach" she calls herself – and her dramatic experience in the world of loving and working follows in consequence. The real emphasis of the plot centers on the character Ruth Vars. The story shows how she starts as a debutante looking for a rich husband, and slowly changes into a mature woman of strong principles who isn't afraid to financially support herself.
Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973), the first French existentialist and phenomenologist, was a world-class Catholic philosopher, an accomplished playwright, drama critic and musician. He wrote brilliantly about many of the classic existential themes associated with Sartre, Heidegger, Jaspers and Buber, prior to the publication of their main works. Marcel…
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