The Vagabond Book Summary and Study Guide

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It is a circa 1910 and a French woman, who is
divorced from her well to do husband, is thinking
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about the hardship of her present life working
on the music hall stage of Paris. Renee Nere
is still youthful, beautiful and artistic at 33,
and still attracts many admirers, but she is
haunted by her former husband. She is happy
for now to enjoy only the company of her black French
bulldog, Flosette. She wants to start seriously
writing again, for when she was married, she was
a writer of some renowned. But it is not possible while she
works in the music hall, and she must forsake this
bourgeois ambition. A rich man named Max begins
to court Renee, but as soon as Renee is on the road
traveling in a tedious music hall she realizes how
strong she is by herself. And her engagement to Max
is broken off without a regret.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Life of a profession:    -   artist Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   French 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 Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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