Lesson 1 (from Part 1 - The Present - Chapters 1 and 2)
The author of "The House in Paris," Elizabeth Bowen, was a novelist and short story writer. Part of the novel "The House in Paris" is set in Hythe, where Bowen grew up. This lesson discusses the author of the novel "The House in Paris," Elizabeth Bowen.
1) Library research: Have the students research the author, Elizabeth Bowen. Explore the other works she has written, as well as her background. Take a look at interviews and articles about her writing and where "The House in Paris" fits in with her other novels.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation, using their research on Bowen and her canon. Have each group read an excerpt from different novels and short stories written by Bowen during their presentation. At the end of the presentations, have students compare the tone and style of "The House in Paris" with...
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