The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn Overview

John Bellairs
This Study Guide consists of approximately 9 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn.
This section contains 226 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn Short Guide

The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn Summary & Study Guide Description

The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains For Further Reference on The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn by John Bellairs.

Preview of The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn Summary:

Unlike Bellairs's other novels, The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn does not use the supernatural as part of the plot.

The narrative follows a search by its young hero, Anthony Monday, for a treasure hidden by a long-dead eccentric millionaire. Despite the fact that Anthony is trying to help his family out of financial difficulties, there are some disturbing moral questions involved in the way Anthony goes about seeking the treasure. Bellairs himself calls the novel an "odd book," whose creation was motivated by his desire to write a story that recalled his own family life. Perhaps because of the strong autobiographical element, this story, particularly its plot, is somewhat more uneven than his other novels.

Nevertheless, the novel displays Bellairs's essential strengths. Typically, Bellairs's greatest virtue has been his ability to create young protagonists whose weaknesses and vulnerabilities make them believable. Anthony Monday's constant fretting over his family's...

This section contains 226 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook