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The Thirteenth Tale Summary
Diane Setterfield

Everything you need to understand or teach The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

  • The Thirteenth Tale Summary & Study Guide
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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The Thirteenth Tale Summary

Plot Summary

The Thirteenth Tale is a novel in the tradition of the Bronte sisters by new writer Diane Setterfield. The main character, Margaret Lea, is invited to write the life story of bestselling author, Vida Winter, who has spent her entire career making up her past. Margaret is hesitant, convinced that the master storyteller will lie to her just like she lied to all the others. However, lured by Miss Winter's Victorian style of writing, Margaret takes the contract and quickly realizes that by learning Miss Winter's secret she will be forced to confront a secret of her own. The Thirteenth Tale is a story that has all the elements of classic English literature and all the mystery of a modern day blockbuster.

Margaret receives a letter from a modern writer she has heard of but is unfamiliar with. The writer, Miss Vida Winter, would like Margaret to write...

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