Aura Book Summary and Study Guide

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An unemployed and intellectual young man, Felipe Montero, finds a job which fulfills his economic needs: an old widow is looking for someone to transcript, make grammar corrections and edit the diaries of her late husband, a military man. Felipe moves to the widow's mansion to live there for a while and he meets a caretaker named Aura. Passions arise between the two as Felipe progresses in his work, and mysterious events (noises, appearances) make Felipe think that there's a strong bond between Aura and the widow.
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There is one, indeed. Aura is actually an image created by the widow to seduce Felipe, so in this way her late husband will come back to life in the body of the young man.
The review of this Book prepared by Augusto Wong Campos

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   caretaker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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