Dauntry's Dilemma Book Summary and Study Guide

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Quintus Dauntry has a problem. His profligate father has called him to the family estate to get rid of a ghost, and Dauntry has promptly fallen in love with the vicar's sister, a penniless widow. She and her son have had their considerable inheritance denied to them by her former mother-in-law and Dauntry decides to help them get back what is rightfully theirs. Fixing the ghost problem merely requires some ingenuity and money, and getting back the inheritance takes some help from his friends, but the real dilemma is that once she is restored to her wealth he can no longer hope to marry her, being himself a penniless younger son. Enter the ghost, who will not rest happily until Dauntry has married his beloved...
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   Inheritance struggle Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by ghost

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   homemaker


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   Him How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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