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On the night of August 4, 1913, Florence dies from drinking poison labeled as medicine. Did she commit suicide or make a horrible mistake? If she had only seen Edward with Nancy, or if she had only seen Bagshawe talking to her husband, would she have reacted in the same way? Why did the occurrence of both events in the same evening upset her so terribly?

John Dowell claims that he knew Edward Ashburnham was going to commit suicide, yet John left Edward alone to do it. Is John in any way culpable for Edward's death?

Why did Edward and Leonora Ashburnham really summon John Dowell to England? Why did Edward and Leonora summon him separately? What did they hope he could accomplish? Did he meet their expectations once he arrived?

Before marrying, Leonora spent her time at either a convent school or at home with...

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