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 1 Abstract
* Time of the novella is presumed from the publication date of 1878 to be in the mid 1800s, the Victorian era.
* Setting is Vevey, Switzerland, and the characters of the book are American expatriates.
* Winterbourne is the stereotypical American young gentleman with proper manners, if not totally honorable intentions.
Part 2 Abstract
* Winterbourne's first contact with...
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