Table of Contents

Each chapter opens with a sonnet thematically related to the literary work that provides the title.

Chapter   Title                                Characters and Time                                             Page

I.  Jack and Betty

Bridge 1  Samson Agonistes  (Frame--Jack, Henry, and Shoko)--June 1, 1975     1
Bridge 2   Pygmalion  (Flashback--Betty, Jack, and Jordan)--June 1, 1955    21
Bridge 3  The Rainmaker  (Betty and the Football Player)--Fall, 1955    41
Bridge 4  The Scarlet Letter  (Jack wins Betty)--Spring, 1956    61
Bridge 5  The Bald Soprano   (Betty and Jack meet Henry)--Fall, 1956    81
Bridge 6  The Glass Menagerie  (Jack and Laura--Birth of Christine)--Fall, 1956  101
Bridge 7  Virginia Woolf  (Betty and Henry and Jack and Laura)--Spring, 1957 121
Bridge 8  A Doll's House  (Betty and Henry go to New York)--Spring, 1957 141

II. Jack and Laura, the Countess, and Shoko

Bridge 9  The Grapes of Wrath  (Laura, Christine, and Jack go West)--Summer, 1957   161
Bridge 10  Hamlet  (Henry Meets Jordan)--Summer, 1957   181
Bridge 11  The Black Cat   (Jack's Haunted House)--1958-1962  201
Bridge 12  Ligeia   (Marv's Story--Tom takes Laura)--Fall, 1962  221
Bridge 13  Sailing to Byzantium  (Jack Meets the Countess--and Shoko)--Fall, 1962   241
Bridge 14  Sotoba Komachi  (The Countess and Admiral Yamamoto)--Fall, 1962   261
Bridge 15  Marriage of True Minds  (Re-enter Betty)--Spring, 1963   281
Bridge 16  The Symposium  (Betty and the Countess)--Spring, 1963  301

III. Betty Inherits from the Countess, Christine from Betty

Bridge 17  The Metamorphosis  (The Dreams--Jordan Comes for Betty)--Spring, 1963   321
Bridge18  Renascence  (Jack and Laura Build the Cabin) Summer, 1963   341
Bridge 19  The Phaedo  (The Death of the Countess)--Spring, 1965   361
Bridge 20  Antony and Cleopatra  (The Movie--Henry is Blinded--Laura goes East)  381
Bridge 21  Lolita  (Betty and Christine go East)--Fall, 1968  401
Bridge 22  Midsummer Night's Dream  (Christine Arrives on Stage)--Spring, 1974   421
Bridge 23  The Tempest  (The Shooting at the Cabin)--Spring, 1975   441
Bridge 24  The Bridge of Dreams  (Back to the Frame--with Christine)--June 1, 1975   461

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