Chapters 1 – 25
• NOTE: Citations in this guide are based on the following version of the book: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel. Saunders, George. Random House, Reprint edition (2017). Kindle version.
• Lincoln in the Bardo is an experimental historical novel. The author takes information and accounts of the death of Willie Lincoln and intersperses fictional and nonfictional essays, articles, books, etc. within a fictional story.
• The narrative of this novel comes from a variety of characters and points of view, which reflects the different perspectives of each character and their personal plight.
• In Chapter 1, Hans Vollman introduces himself to the reader through first-person narrative as he speaks to his friend Roger Bevins III.
• Vollman is a 46-year-old printer who came to the bardo after being hit with a ceiling beam on the day he was to consummate his marriage to a much-younger woman.
• Bevins and Vollman observe a new inhabitant...
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