The Summer Before the War: A Novel Setting

Helen Simonson
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Rye

Rye is a small town in rural southeastern England, set on an elevation of high ground and surrounded by marshes, farmland, and canals from the coastal tides. Rye is composed of crooked and winding streets, and Tudor and Georgian-styled houses, shops, and other buildings. Socially and culturally, it is a conservative, traditional, and morally proper place. It is also a place of strange differences. For example, while the town can tolerate the American homosexual writer Tillingham, the homosexual Daniel, and even the Friths, the ladies of society cannot tolerate a girl made pregnant through rape (Celeste) in their midst. Rye, which is also fiercely patriotic, galvanizes all residents to support the war during the course of the novel.

London

London is the capital of England, and the capital of Great Britain. London becomes a symbol of freedom and hope against the ruthless expansion of imperial Germany under the...

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