Mind Map of Arcadia

Arcadia
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Set at a British country estate, Arcadia explores the connections between literature, Newton's laws, sex, and algebra. As present-day characters use clues to reconstruct events from the early 19th century, scenes shift back and forth from past to present—revealing how the scientific law of disorder applies to both human interactions and the universe.
Past Puzzles, Future Equations
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Septimus Hodge
Academic; becomes the hermit of Sidley Park
Thomasina Coverly
Young, curious genius
Ezra Chater
Mediocre poet ridiculed by Septimus; wife sleeps with Septimus
Hannah Jarvis
Intellectual; researches the hermit of Sidley Park
Bernard Nightingale
Erroneously believes Lord Byron shot Ezra
Valentine Coverly
Mathematician working with Hannah