|Plot Summary of The Quincunx|
|"John Huffam had a happy early childhood with his mother, but he always sensed a secret being hidden in the shadows of their lives. Eventually he learns that since his birth his mother has been hiding him from people who wish him harm. John is an potential heir to an extremely wealthy estate, a lost will and a codicil officially name John the heir, and he embarks on a quest to gain his hereditary rights. As he wanders penniless through England, enemies accost him at every turn. John learns that he cannot trust anyone, perhaps not even the beautiful, wealthy girl he has grown attached to. "
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Quincunx|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Family, struggle with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- fancy mansion
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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