When the English Fall - Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Williams, David
This Study Guide consists of approximately 55 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of When the English Fall.
This section contains 1,723 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the When the English Fall Study Guide

Summary

Pages 3 - 28 -- The first page of the novel is a letter from Colonel Terrence Marker, an instructor at the U.S. Army War College to Dr. Jeanine Ernestine, a sociology professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Colonel Marker is sending five journals retrieved from "an abandoned Old Order farmhouse" in Pennsylvania, which he says were written "both pre- and post-event" (3).

Immediately after, the novel moves into the main narrative, which is the content of the journals. The diaries begin on September 2nd, with the narrator, Jacob, holding his daughter Sadie as she suffers through a long seizure. Sadie writhes and sees visions of falling angels. The next night Jacob writes in his diary again, but describes his struggle to sleep, pray, or write. His father raised him to believe that writing was prideful, but Jacob writes to "remember the blessings" and preserve memories...

(read more from the Section 1 Summary)

This section contains 1,723 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the When the English Fall Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
When the English Fall from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook