The Diamond Mine Study Guide

The Diamond Mine

The Diamond Mine by Willa Cather

The Diamond Mine is the story of Cressida Garnet, a wealthy soprano, and her exploitation by her family and by the men with whom she becomes romantically involved. Cressida spends the story aboard a liner explaining her romantic past to a cousin of her deceased first husband. She tells him about her second husband's infidelity and of her plans to marry a wealthy financier. The conclusion details Cressida's death during the sinking of the Titanic and her unhappy marriage to her third husband. Her descendants fight over her estate.

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