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A Precious Jewel Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of A Precious Jewel

Sir Gerald Stapleton is a regular customer of Priscilla Wentworth at a high class brothel. Priscilla was a lady, but poverty has left her with prostitution as the only way she can earn her living. When Sir Gerald asks her to become his mistress, she accepts.

Gerald is a very average man whose father belittled him and crushed his self confidence. He covers his feelings of inadequacy by treating his relationship with Priscilla in a cold business-like manner.

Priscilla comes to understand Gerald's insecurities and comes to love him. The lustful advances of his stepmother when he was a young man has left Gerald cynical about women. He likes Priscilla but does not believe he knows how to love.
This report prepared by L. Watson








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving a prostitute! Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over abusive parents

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

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

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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