The House of a Thousand Lanterns Book Summary and Study Guide

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This story takes place in England and then in China in a beautiful house known as The House of a Thousand Lanterns. Jane heard stories of this enchanting house her whole life. When she finally gets to see it, she's thrilled. She doesn't realize all the joy and terror she will encounter in this beautiful house. Truly an intriguing tale of betrayal and heartache.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   seduction of someone else's wife Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   searching for a treasure    -   going on a great trip Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers Struggling with whom?    -   Uncle Who:    -   momma Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly) If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Family focus?    -   Yes Family, hating    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   trader Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   trader Effect of sexing    -   blissful Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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