Essay Topic 1
The Nine Tailors takes place in a small English village during the 1920's. Discuss how the geographical and chronological setting affect the story and how the characters and story might differ if Dorothy L. Sayers had set the novel in the United States during the 1940's instead. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the detective characters in the story: Lord Peter Wimsey, Superintendent Blundell and Chief Inspector Parker. How do the techniques of Lord Peter, the amateur, compare with those of the professionals? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Select at least three chapters from the novel. Discuss how the titles of the chapters relate to the plots, themes and characters in each chapter. Do any of the titles seem to have more than one possible meaning? Cite examples from...
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