Abe Lincoln In Illinois Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sherwood's play chronicles twelve scenes in the life of Abe Lincoln from a storekeeper to President-elect. He is tutored in grammar and rhetoric by Mentor Graham, runs for State Assembly. He falls in love with Anne Rutledge, and after her death is introduced to Mary Todd who gets him to propose marriage.
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Influenced by Mary and his law partner, he enters politics seriously. He has a series of debates against Stephen Douglas, and is elected President. He vows to go on to face his new responsibilities without betraying his lofty ideals.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Life of a profession:    -   politician Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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