Everything you need to understand or teach Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim.
This novel, first published in the early 1920's, tells the story of four British women who spend a month in the Italian countryside, experiencing a range of personal and emotional transformations. As it explores its central theme of awakening to a more fulfilled life, the narrative also explores themes relating to the inevitability of love, the presence and value of nature, and the relationship between past, present, and future.
When the narrative begins, acquaintances Mrs. Wilkins and Mrs. Arbuthnot find themselves drawn together by an intriguing newspaper advertisement offering an Italian villa for rent the following April. The impulsive Mrs. Wilkins recognizes in the more restrained Mrs. Arbuthnot, a sense of unhappiness with life that she too feels and suggests that they rent the villa together in the hopes of reawakening their joy in life. Mrs. Arbuthnot eventually agrees, taking responsibility for making the arrangements with the villa's...
The Enchanted April Lesson Plans contain 137 pages of teaching material, including: