1. How is Constance raised?
Constance was raised with her family traveling all over Europe. Through these travels she got an impressive, if not traditional, education.
2. What does Constance like to do with other young men before she gets married?
Before Constance got married, she enjoyed using her sharp intellect to debate with the young men of the time. She liked impressing the young men with her knowledge and wit.
3. Where has Clifford been when he comes home at the beginning of the book, and how long has he been gone?
At the very beginning of the book, Clifford comes home from fighting in World War I. He has been gone fighting for three years. He married Constance when he was on leave for a month.
4. What kind of injury has Clifford sustained, and how is this affecting him?
During the war, Clifford sustained an injury that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. This means that he is confined to a chair, and much of his aristocratic demeanor is gone. He is also unable to have children.
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