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.
Chapters 1 and 2 Abstract
* August is a 16-year-old printing apprentice in Austria in 1490. The country is mostly Catholic, and printing is a new phenomenon.
* Adolf is a priest. The Catholic Church is wary of printing as it will provide information to the masses.
Chapters 3 and 4 Abstract
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