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1. 'The Professor' tells the story of William Crimsworth, a poor orphan with aristocratic connections. At the start of the novel it is made clear that his rich uncles have paid for his education at which famous English public school?
2. After leaving school William goes to work for his elder brother, a mill owner, as a clerk. His brother is jealous of the support William has received from their uncles and treats him badly. What is the name of this particularly unloving brother?
3. William is befriended by a rich manufacturer, named Yorke Hunsden, who tells him that he should go and find work on the continent. He suggests that William should go to which European city?
4. William obtains a job as a professor at Monsieur Pelet's boarding school for boys. What main subject is he employed to teach?
5. While teaching at Mademoiselle Reuter's school, William falls in love with fellow teacher Frances Henri. What subject does Frances teach?
6. Why does William feel forced to resign from his post as a professor at Monsieur Pelet's school?
7. What incident gained William the support and friendship of the rich Dutchman, Victor Vandenhuten?
8. What is the name of William and Frances's son, who was born three years after they were married?
9. Frances dreams of living in England. Why does she feel such a strong connection to the country?
10. How do William and Frances obtain the money they need to retire and settle in England?
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