The Miniaturist Summary
Jessie Burton

Everything you need to understand or teach The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.

  • The Miniaturist Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Miniaturist Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Miniaturist Overview

The Miniaturist is a historical novel set in seventeenth-century Amsterdam and exploring themes of oppression, intrigue, betrayal, and marriage. Following the life of 18-year-old Nella Brandt after her arranged marriage to the much-older Johannes Brandt, the narrative weaves symbolism and mystery into the plot via the gift of a miniature house that reflects Nella's own. As new additions arrive for the miniature home, Nella sees their resonance in the community around her as well as in herself and her perspective.

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The Miniaturist Lesson Plans contain 164 pages of teaching material, including: