Ourika: An English Translation Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Claire de Duras
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Chapter Abstracts

Introduction by Joan DeJean, University of Pennsylvania

• Joan DeJean is introduced.

• The reader learns basic information about Ourika.

• DeJean introduces Claire de Duras.

• De Duras' history is examined.

• Basic French culture and history are discussed.

Introduction by Margaret Waller, Pomona College

• Claire de Duras, age 45, retreated to her country estate.

• Claire de Duras wrote five books in a short period of time.

• "Ourika" was the first book to be published.

• "Ourika" was published anonymously in 1823.

• Claire de Duras only published one additional book.

• Men attempted to steal the credit for "Ourika."

Foreword by John Fowles, 1994

• Fowles discusses his years at Oxford.

• Fowles discusses his experiences at Mr. Norman's book store.

• Fowles is introduced to Ourika and Claire de Duras.

• Fowles becomes enchanted with the book.

Introduction to Ourika

• The doctor goes to Paris.

• The doctor meets Ourika.

• Ourika suffers from fever and melancholia.

• Ourika tries to explain her...

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