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Detailed Plot Synopsis of Magic Flutes

Tessa is an Austrian princess raised in a grand castle, Schloss Pfaffenstein. But it is 1922, after Austria has been defeated in the war and Tessa joins an opera company as a wardrobe mistress.

Guy Farne was a foundling raised in an English orphanage. But he made a fortune and now wants to marry Nerine, an Englishwoman he met at the opera in Vienna. He buys Schloss Pfaffenstein and intends to recreate the evening at the opera when he met Nerine. To do so, he intends to hire the opera company which Tessa is working for. Guy meets the wardrobe mistress when she is crying because she just cut off her hair to make a wig. Guy and Tessa find they both love opera and Vienna. They start to fall in love, but Guy is engaged to Nerine and Tessa is a princess and expected to marry a prince, not an orphan.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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