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.
Part 1, Perception: Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* John Schuyler Moore, a newspaper reporter, meets his old friend Lazlo Kreizler, an alienist, for lunch after Theodore Roosevelt's funeral.
* Moore and Kreizler begin to talk about the investigation they worked on with Roosevelt more than 20 years ago.
Part 1, Perception: Chapters 4-6 Abstract
* The narrative cuts to March 3, 1896, where Moore is...
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