Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Book Analysis)
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
This practical and insightful reading guide offers a complete summary and analysis of Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. It provides a thorough exploration of the novel’s plot, characters and main themes, including anti-Semitism, disappearance and guilt. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time.
This clear and detailed 27-page reading guide is structured as follows:
- Biography of Tatiana de Rosnay
- Presentation of Sarah’s Key
- Summary of Sarah’s Key
- Character study
- Julia Jarmond
- The Tézacs
- Analysis of Sarah’s Key
- A historical novel?
- A novel about guilt
- A coming-of-age novel
- Double narration
About Sarah’s Key
Sarah’s Key is a bestselling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay. It tells two stories in parallel: that of Sarah, a young Jewish girl who was arrested in the notorious Vel d’Hiv Roundup during the summer of 1942, and that of Julia, an American journalist who is writing an article for the 60th anniversary of the roundup. Julia becomes increasingly interested in the events of that fateful summer, and sets out to find out what became of the little girl.
Sarah’s Key has been published in around 40 countries and sold over 3 million copies to date, and was adapted for the cinema in 2010.
About Tatiana de Rosnay
Tatiana de Rosnay is a contemporary French journalist and writer. Born to an English mother and a French father, she studied literature in England before moving to Paris, where she worked as a press officer, then as a journalist and literary critic. She wrote fiction (in both French and English) alongside this, and went on to become one of the top ten most read authors in France. She is also popular abroad, and her books have been published in some 40 countries. Her best-known novels include Sarah’s Key, Moka and A Secret Kept.