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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapters 1-4 Summary

Stieg Larsson
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Part 1, Chapters 1-4 Summary

PART I, INTERMEZZO IN A CORRIDOR, 8 - 12.iv

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson starts off by discussing the fact that 600 women dressed as men and fought during the American Civil War despite the fact that it was often ignored by history and the popular media.

"Historians have often struggled to deal with women who do not respect gender distinctions, and nowhere is that distinction more sharply drawn than in the question of armed combat." (Part 1, Front Matter)

However, women have acted as soldiers from the beginning of time, from Boudicca to Joan of Arc. Larsson asks that those women be acknowledged.

CHAPTER 1

Friday, 8.iv

Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest is the third book in a trilogy. As such, the story picks up the day after the ending of The Girl Who Played With Fire.

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