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Gaudy Night Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Explain what a Gaudy is? Why had Harriet not attended any in the years since she left Shrewsbury College?

What problem is Harriet asked to help Shrewsbury College with? Why do they not want to call in the authorities?

Why does Harriet not want to marry Peter Whimsey? Why does she not just break it off with him?

What incident prompts Harriet to tell the College that they must bring in experts to deal with the problem? How do they react?

Why does Lord Wimsey appear at Oxford? How does he know that Harriet was seeing a student and rejected him? What does Harriet say?

Why does Peter conclude that Harriet is in danger, along with Miss de Vine? In what way does Harriet follow Peter's advice?

At the end of the novel when Peter asks Harriet to marry him, she does not say no. What happens...

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