The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Book Analysis)
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
This practical and insightful reading guide offers a complete summary and analysis of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. It provides a thorough exploration of the novel’s plot, characters and main themes, including love, determinism and fantasy. 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 54-page reading guide is structured as follows:
- Biography of Audrey Niffenegger
- Presentation of The Time Traveler’s Wife
- Summary of The Time Traveler’s Wife
- Character study
- Henry DeTamble
- Clare Abshire
- Annette Lyn Robinson
- Richard DeTamble
- Mrs Kim
- Analysis of The Time Traveler’s Wife
- Henry time travels for the first time
- Older Henry/younger Henry
- Philosophy and free will
- Marriage to Henry
- The novel’s impact on other writers
About The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Time Traveler’s Wife is a love story with a difference. Its main character, Henry, suffers from a condition known as chrono-displacement, which causes him to travel through time without warning. In his travels, he frequently meets Clare, starting when she is six years old. As she grows older, it becomes clear that she is the woman he will marry, but his constant uncontrolled disappearances are a challenge for both of them. The novel was adapted into a 2009 film starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.
About Audrey Niffenegger
Audrey Niffenegger is an American artist, novelist and professor. She trained as a visual artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 1991 received her MFA from Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice. She has exhibited her artist’s books, prints, paintings drawings and comics at the Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1987. She taught book arts for many years as an Associate Professor on Columbia College’s MFA programme and was a Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia College up until 2015. Her best-known books include the novel The Time Traveler’s Wife and her graphic novels The Night Bookmobile and Bizarre Romance, the latter of which was illustrated by her husband, the artist Eddie Campbell.