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12 Setting: Where and when? > Connect the setting to the action - Pg. 86

86 Setting: Where and when? their celluloid eye-shades after a night of talking with Paris and Peking. Through the building crawled the scrubwomen, yawning, their old shoes slapping... Having set the scene, Lewis then takes us into the life of his pro- tagonist, George Babbit, and also tells us when all this is taking place: His name was George F. Babbit. He was forty-six years old now, in April, 1920... Connect the setting to the action In classic literature it was not unusual to start with a long descrip- tion of the town or countryside in which the story was set and