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 Abstract
* The story opens at the Villa Borghese where Henry is about to be evicted as new renters from America come to look over the place.
* Henry's thoughts are fragmented in notes for his novel, a daring departure from the staid euphemisms of literature of the day.
* Henry obsesses about Tania, Sylvester's wife, on whom...
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