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Character profile for Kartik from A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) (page 1)
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Sign up for our newsletters! The year is Raised in colonial India, sixteen-year-old Gemma Doyle wants nothing more than to leave the hot, sticky atmosphere for the civilized world of England, with its temperate climate, good education and bustling social scene. To her surprise, Gemma gets her wish in a dramatic and tragic way, when her mother is killed in a mysterious, supernatural attack and her father, unable to cope with his grief, becomes addicted to opium. Gemma is now enrolled at the Spence Academy, an exclusive finishing school for young ladies. The high-spirited, free-thinking Gemma constantly finds herself in conflict not only with the school's rules and regulations but with the highly structured Victorian society of which the school is a part.
Grew Up In India, Gemma led a decidedly freer childhood than most of her peers, to the great chagrin of her grandmother and brother. Still reeling from the shock of losing her mother, Gemma now must also deal with both her broken family and her harsh readjustment into British society. Spence Academy, an all-girls boarding school. Although academics are given their due, the majority of time at Spence is spent preparing its students to be proper British women.
Pretty WittyMiss Gemma Doyle isn't the average 19th-century sixteen-year-old wealthy English girl, though she appears to be at first. We quickly find out that.
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It is told from the perspective of Gemma Doyle , a girl in the late s. Gemma leaves her home in India after her mother dies for a boarding school in England. Once there, she is plagued by clairvoyant visions as she looks into the magical secrets of the school with her three friends Felicity Worthington , Pippa Cross and Ann Bradshaw. Gemma Doyle, the series' protagonist, is determined to leave India and return to London for an education and a proper upbringing. On her sixteenth birthday, Gemma and her mother are walking through the Bombay market when the two encounter a man and his younger brother. But Gemma is still tormented with her visions and is warned by the young man from the market, Kartik , a member of an ancient group of men known as the Rakshana , dating all the way back to Charlemagne,that she must close her mind to these visions or something horrible will happen. During one of her visions Gemma is led into the caves that border the school grounds.