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.
Book the First: Poverty, Chapters I-VII Abstract
* I: The novel opens in Marseilles, France, with 2 men in a cell, one of whom is Rigaud. He has been accused of murdering his wife.
* II: The characters of Mr. & Mrs. Meagles, their daughter Minnie and her maid Tattycoram, Arthur Clennam, and Miss Wade are introduced as travelers in...
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