Jane and the Wandering Eye Book Summary and Study Guide

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Regency author Jane Austen is becoming bored with Bath until her Gentleman Rogue, Lord Harold Trowbridge, asks her to discreetly observe his neice who is avoiding the attentions of the horrible Earl of Swithin. During the course of her "observation" at a dance, a man is discovered stabbed - apparently by the neice's attractive brother. The only clue is a pendant containing the portrait of an eye. Jane, ever the sleuth, decides to discover the true killer among the high classes of Bath as well as the illustrious actors at the Theatre Royal.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   the rich! Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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