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Curious Incident: Introduction
Curious Incident: Plot Summary
Curious Incident: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Curious Incident: Themes
Curious Incident: Quotes
Curious Incident: Characters
Curious Incident: Symbols
Curious Incident: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Mark Haddon
Historical Context of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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- Full Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
- Where Written: Oxford, England
- When Published: 2003
- Literary Period: Contemporary fiction, Postmodernism
- Genre: Novel
- Setting: Swindon, in Wiltshire, England, and London, in the late twentieth century
- Climax: Christopher realizing that his mother is alive, and his father admitting he killed Wellington.
- Antagonist: Christopher’s father, Ed Boone, and society as a whole
- Point of View: First person
Extra Credit for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Christopher’s stage debut. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been adapted for the stage and began its run in London’s West End in 2013.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. The novel has been marketed to readers of all ages, and was even published in two versions with different covers—one for children, and one for adults.