Gaudy Night Characters

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Harriet Vane

Harriet Vane is an Oxford graduate with a First in English. She attends Shrewsbury College then moves to London to write mystery novels. She is wrongly accused of murder and Lord Peter Wimsey secures her release from prison. He takes care of her and helps her get back on her feet and now wants to marry her. Harriet has not been back to Shrewsbury since she finished her studies and is very nervous about attending the Gaudy. She is only attending because one of her former classmates is ill and she wants to see her. She and Shrewsbury College begin receiving poison pen letters and the college asks her to help them solve the problem. Harriet spends several weeks there and then returns for the Trinity Term. When the situation becomes more serious, she turns to Lord Peter for help. He appears at Oxford on business and...

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