Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part I: Lost Letters Abstract
* The novel opens with in February, 1948, when Klement Gottwald steps out onto a balcony to address the Czech people below.
* Clementis gives Gottwald his fur cap since it is very cold. Clementis is later wiped from the history of the Czech people, but the image of the hat remains as a...
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