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 1, Chapter 1 | Book 1, Chapter 2 Abstract
* The story opens at Gausse's Hotel des Etrangers on the French Riviera
* A young film actress named Rosemary Hoyt and her mother are settling in at the hotel.
* Rosemary is bored with the older, boring guests at the hotel.
* Rosemary sees Dick Diver on the beach and her mood brightens.
Book 1, Chapter 3 | Book 1, Chapter 4 Abstract
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