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.
* The novel opens with Margaret Hale, a 19-year-old woman living in England. She is visiting her cousin, who is engaged to be married and lives in London. Margaret and her family live in Helstone, which is a bit rural and where her father, Mr. Hale, works as a minister.
* During a visit to Helsone...
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