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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* John Durbeyfield is the first of the Durbeyfield family to be introduced.
* Making his way home from the pub, he meets the parson.
* The parson tells him he is the only living descendant from an old, noble family, the D'Urbervilles.
* John Durbeyfield puts on airs, hiring a carriage to take him home.
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