The Doorbell Rang Setting & Symbolism

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Nero Wolfe's Brownstone

Wolfe's office and home are in an old New York brownstone with four floors plus a basement. Wolfe rarely leaves his brownstone, and he almost never leaves it on business. The brownstone forms a protective cocoon for Wolfe, who dislikes disruption.

The Check for One Hundred Thousand and 00/100

Mrs. Bruner entices Nero Wolfe to take her job against the FBI with a retainer check for an even one hundred thousand dollars.

The FBI Nobody Knows

The FBI Nobody Knows is a book critical of the FBI and its tactics. Mrs. Bruner bought 10,000 copies of the book and sent them to 10,000 influential people across the United States.

63 Arbor Street

63 Arbor Street is the apartment building in the Village where Morris Althaus and Sarah Dacos both live. Morris Althaus's apartment is above Sarah Dacos's.

Tick-Tock Magazine

Morris Altaus was writing his exposé on the FBI for Tick-Tock...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Doorbell Rang from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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