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Summary & Analysis
"The Book of the Grotesque," "Hands," "Paper Pills"
"Mother," "The Philosopher," "Nobody Knows"
"Godliness," Parts I-II
"Godliness," Parts III-IV: "Surrender," "Terror;" "A Man of Ideas"
"Adventure," "Respectability," "The Thinker"
"Tandy," "The Strength of God," "The Teacher"
"Loneliness," "An Awakening"
"Queer," "The Untold Lie," "Drink"
"Death," "Sophistication," "Departure"
Full Book Quiz
'The Book of the Grotesque,' 'Hands,' 'Paper Pills'
'Mother,' 'The Philosopher,' 'Nobody Knows'
'Godliness,' Parts 1-2
'Godliness,' Parts 3-4: 'Surrender,' 'Terror;' 'A Man of Ideas'
'Adventure,' 'Respectability,' 'The Thinker'
'Tandy,' 'The Strength of God,' 'The Teacher'
'Loneliness,' 'An Awakening'
'Queer,' 'The Untold Lie,' 'Drink'
'Death,' 'Sophistication,' 'Departure'
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Suggested Essay Topics
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Who or what serves to link together the characters’ stories in the novel?
Where does Elizabeth Willard live?
Who is terrorized by his grandfather’s religious zeal?
Which character is compared to a volcano?
Which local girl becomes romantically involved with both George and Seth Richmond?
'Death,' 'Sophistication,' 'Departure' Quick Quiz
Context Quick Quiz
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