The Aviary - Chapters 1-6 Summary & Analysis

Kathleen O'Dell
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Chapter 1

The story begins with this quote: “As a young child, Clara Dooley had felt that the Glendoveer mansion contained the whole world.” Chap. 1, p. 7

Clara describes the Glendoveer mansion and her fascination with its fading beauty. The Glendoveer mansion is decorated with souvenirs and intricacies from around the world, gathered by George and Cenelia Glendoveer on their travels. The house is arts and crafts in style. Despite the house’s rundown condition, Clara is still able to appreciate its beauty including the Italian murals, brightly patterned Persian carpets, and the intricate woodwork from Germany featuring exquisitely carved flowers and birds.

Clara, unable to attend school, spends a great deal of time in Mrs. Glendoveer’s bedroom, elegantly appointed with Chinese wallpaper, bric-a-brac, and a French green enamel stove. The house has some modern conveniences but still possesses gas lamps and wood and...

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