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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* This fictionalized tale, based on an actual attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1894, involves love, espionage, and mystery.
* The first chapter introduces the main characters: a tortured husband named Mr. Verloc, his very attractive wife named Winnie, and her mentally challenged brother named Stevie.
* Mr. Verloc cares little about his pornography operation...
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