The Coast of Utopia - Shipwreck Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the second play in Tom Stoppard's trilogy, The Coast of Utopia. This follows a group of young, wealthy, Russians struggling against the Tsarist regime. They begin in a mansion in the Russian countryside, and eventually leave for Europe. They are in France for the revolution there, and speak and act to bring the European revolution to Russia until they realize the French revolution has not altered the fundamentals of class distinction. Besides politics, "Shipwreck" follows the characters romantic lives and misadventures, culminating in a series of revelations at a rented mansion in Italy.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   Revolution, general

Main Character

Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Italy Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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