Green Darkness - Part One: Chapter 1, (pg 1-34) Summary & Analysis

Anya Seton
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Part One: Chapter 1, (pg 1-34) Summary

Green Darkness, by Anya Seton explores the lives and relationship of Celia Marsdon and Richard Marsdon as well as their 1550's counterparts, Celia de Bohun and Stephen Marsdon. The novel is centered around the concept of reincarnation and the ability to mend past tragedies by reliving them. Seton weaves her tale in 1968 England, as well as Tudor England. She uses historical characters to shape the time lines and stories of her protagonists.

The book begins at the home of Celia and Richard Marsdon. Celia is a wealthy, American heiress, while Richard comes from a lineage of British wealth and gentry. Since marrying Richard, Celia has become Lady Marsdon. Although Celia comes from a wealthy family, she is nervous about entering into a family of British nobility. The book opens with Celia hosting a weekend party...

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