Brighton Rock Setting & Symbolism

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Brighton

Brighton is a resort town on the the southern coast of England. For over a century, upper middle-class vacationers have come to Brighton on holiday for its pebble beaches, carnival piers, and gambling.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock is a type candy sold in Brighton, England. Similar to taffy, it comes in sticks which, no matter where cut, have the word Brighton on either end. This candy is used to murder Fred Hale, presumably by asphyxiation.

Snow's

Snow's is a restaurant in Brighton. Rose waits tables at it in the novel and lives in a room above it. After killing Fred Hale, Spicer places a Kibber card under that tablecloth of a table in Snow's, and Rose finds it.

Frank's

Frank's is a boarding house owned by a blind tailor called Frank and his wife Judy. Pinkie's gang lives in rooms rented from Frank. After he marries, Pinkie...

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