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.
Volume I, Chapters I - III Abstract
* Lucy Graham, governess for the Dawson family, falls in love with the neighbor, Sir Michael Audley.
* Sir Audley's daughter, Alicia, resents her new, young stepmother.
* George Talboys marries the love of his life and is disinherited by his father because of her low social status.
* George Talboys decides to...
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