Gaudy Night Setting & Symbolism

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Shrewsbury College

Shrewsbury College is a fictitious woman's college at Oxford University in England.

Mecklenburg Square

Mecklenburg Square is the section of London that Harriet lives in.

New Library

The New Library is located at Shrewsbury College. The building is vandalized the night before the opening ceremony.

Senior Common Room

The Senior Common Room, S.C.R., is a gathering place at Shrewsbury and the site of several incidents, such as Miss Pyke's cap and gown disappearing.

St. Aldate

St. Aldate is the Oxford college attended by Lord Saint George.

Guest Room

The Guest Room in Tudor is where Harriet stays when she is investigating the poison pen letters.

Rome, Italy

Rome is the capitol of Italy and is where Peter Wimsey is working on a case.

Fellows Garden

The Fellows Garden is a garden area at Shrewsbury and the place where Miss Hillyard often sits.

London River

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