Night Jasmine Book Summary and Study Guide

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The main character, servant to a rich family, falls in love with her employer's son. The son must leave behind the family fortune in order to be with her.
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The review of this Book prepared by Ellen

Katie Raspanti, daughter of Italian immigrants, mus leave her home after witnessing her father commit an unspeakable crime. She finds shelter and work at the home of the Eagans, one of New Orlean's most prestigious families. Janet, the lady of the house, comes to dislike her while her eldest son Stephen falls in love with her. He must choose: leave everything he has, and everything he was raised to be, or live without the woman he loves. Wealth and power prove to have no hold over him. However, Stephen and Katie's new life is jolted because of World War One.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   scientist    -   engineer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   sensitive Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   servant Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   Her    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts    -   5-9 sex acts

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