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, Edith Bratt Abstract
* Humphrey Carpenter and Christopher Tolkien assemble a collection of J.R.R. Tolkien's letters from 1914 to 1973.
Chapter 2, From a Letter to Christopher Tolkien Abstract
* Tolkien is twenty-one-years old as he attends Oxford University and writes to his girlfriend, Edith Bratt about their relationship.
Chapter 3, Allen & Unwin Abstract
* Tolkien recounts a story to...
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