Romola Book Summary and Study Guide

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This tale is set in Italy and follows the life of Romola, a gentlewoman whose father is a scholar. Romola's husband Tito is thoughtless and selfish, betryaing the man who adopted him and Romola as well - he has an affair with a simple lass who bears him two children. Romola is inclined to leave him, but due to the intervention of Savonarola, she sees it as her religious duty to stay, and eventually takes care of Tito's children.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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