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The Underground Man Summary
Mick Jackson

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The Underground Man Summary

Plot Summary

The Duke of Portland is an aging British aristocrat who lives in seclusion on his Welbeck estate. He is a somewhat eccentric man who has always kept to himself. As he has aged, both his physical and mental conditions have noticeably deteriorated. This causes him to engage in somewhat unusual behavior. Although local folks rarely see the reclusive Duke, news of his increasingly idiosyncratic conduct makes its way into the public arena. The information is quickly exaggerated and distorted and it is often alleged that the Duke is a physically deformed monster who hides himself on his estate in order to conceal his disfigurement.

When the novel opens, it is autumn and construction of an elaborate tunnel system on the Duke's estate has been completed. It is unclear what purpose the tunnel system serves since the parts of the estate that are connected underground can be just as...

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