|Plot Summary of The Girl at the Lion d'Or|
|"Twenty-year old Anne arrives at the Lion d'Or, a hotel in a small French town, Janvilliers, to take on the position of waitress. She is alone and penniless. She is fleeing from her past, in which she has tragically become an orphan. At the hotel she meets very interesting people, most of whom she does come to like. But she tells the secretive information about her past to no-one until she meets and falls in love with Charles Hartmann, a married Jewish lawyer. He has his own problems - a traumatic past at Verdun in the Great War, an estate that needs a lot of work, and a wife who is barren and whom he is not really in love with anymore. The love affair between Anne and Charles is passionate and brings happiness to them both. But when Anne tells him her secret of her father's tragic death, an outcome of the war, and how that ostracized her and her mother, how then her mother died as well, Charles' conflicting feelings of love, pity,and guilt become so intense that their relationship is threatened."
Tena van't Foort, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Girl at the Lion d'Or|
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Coping with loss of loved one(s)
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- sensitive to others' feelings
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- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
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- a moderate amount
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- 4 ()
- mostly 3rd
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- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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- significantly more descript than dialog
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