Two New York society folks, Susy Branch and Nick Lansing, decide to marry -- for business reasons, as it were. They're in love, all right, but neither of them has enough money to live life the way they think it ought to be lived. They'll get married, collect lot of wedding bootie -- then they'll go their separate ways. It might work as a farce from someone else, but this is Edith Wharton, and the tale as she tells it is deeper and more compelling than could ever be described here. . . .