The Girl at the Lion d'Or Book Summary and Study Guide

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Twenty-year old Anne arrives at the Lion d'Or, a hotel in a small French town, Janvilliers, to take on the position of waitress. She is alone and penniless. She is fleeing from her past, in which she has tragically become an orphan. At the hotel she meets very interesting people, most of whom she does come to like. But she tells the secretive information about her past to no-one until she meets and falls in love with Charles Hartmann, a married Jewish lawyer. He has his own problems - a traumatic past at Verdun in the Great War, an estate that needs a lot of work, and a wife who is barren and whom he is not really in love with anymore. The love affair between Anne and Charles is passionate and brings happiness to them both. But when Anne tells him her secret of her father's tragic death, an outcome of the war, and how that ostracized her and her mother, how then her mother died as well, Charles' conflicting feelings of love, pity,and guilt become so intense that their relationship is threatened.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   parents

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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