Set in Paris,France in 1880. A young middle-class woman dreams of a lifestyle far beyond her reach.One day,her husband comes home with tickets to attened a very fancy party,and she is excited to attend ,but it worried she wont look the part. ¨Nothing. Only I have no gown, and, therefore, I can't go to this ball. Give your card to some colleague whose wife is better equipped than I am."
Mathilde loisel is not wealthy,yet she dreams to be.Her husband gave her money to buy a dress,but she is not satisfied until she asls a wealthy friend for a neckalce to borrow."Go and see your friend Madame Forestier and ask her to lend you some jewels. You know her well enough for that."
At the ball,Losiel is a hit. But the necklace goes missing.After days of searching her husband and her decide to replace the necklace with one that looks identical. The replacement costs more money than they make,and it takes them ten years to pay it off. ´¨Her husband worked every evening, doing accounts for a tradesman, and often, late into the night, he sat copying a manuscript at five sous a page.And this life lasted ten years.´´
After ten hard years, the couple finally paid off their debt. Her husband had eighteen thousand francs which his father had left him. He asked for money from his friends. They ened up having to fire their maid and get a samller house ¨ He compromised the rest of his life, risked signing notes without knowing if he could ever honor them´´
One day Mathlide is walking to the market and sees the friend that dhr borrowed the neckalce from. She decides to tell her what happened. But when she walked up to her friend she didnt recognize her. ´´ The other, astonished to be addressed so familiarly by this common woman, did not recognize her´´
´The friend was confused because she brought the necklace back. When she told her about how she bought her a new necklace after she lost the first necklace her friend told her that the necklace she lost was fake.The original necklace only costed around $500."Oh, my poor Mathilde! Mine was an imitation! It was worth five hundred francs at most! ..."