Dancing at Midnight Topics for Discussion

Julia Quinn
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What is the basis for the romance between John and Belle? Are they well suited? Why or why not?

Compare and contrast John and Belle's relationship to Alex and Emma's. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different?

What is the tone of the novel? Does the writer show sympathy towards any one character, or group of characters? How does this reinforce the themes of the book?

How is Belle an unconventional woman for her time? Are there moments where she conforms to what is expected of her? How does she bypass these expectations?

Examine the character of George Spencer. Is he in any way understandable? Why is he important to the novel?

Diagram the plot arc of the book. Does it follow a traditional narrative pattern? What obstacles are in the way of the protagonists?

Describe the character of John. In what...

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