84, Charing Cross Road Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Helene Hanff
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how a simple request for books that is the basis of the letters becomes a respectful relationship that grows through the years. Do you think the same sort of relationships grow out of emails between strangers in today's society? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how the love of language and the craft of writing are important to the people in the book on both sides of the Atlantic.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how Helene finds a valuable connection in reading the words that many others have read before her.

Essay Topic 4

What does Helene mean when she says she developed her "peculiar taste in books" from a Cambridge professor? Do you think she actually met this person in the library or "fell over" his book? Do you think she means literally "fell over" or metaphorically?

Essay Topic 5

Cecily and the rest of the bookstore...

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