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Valley of the Dolls Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Dolls

Red, yellow, and green pills that put you to sleep, energize you, help you lose weight, and are generally addictive.

New York City

Anne, Neely, and Jennifer meet in New York City. Anne remains there for the duration of the novel but Neely and Jennifer establish careers that take them other places. When Anne was deciding to leave home, she thought that New York was the most exciting fantasy land she could go to.

Lawrenceville, Massachusetts

Anne grows up in Lawrenceville as yet another member of yet another generation of the Welles family. She is not sorry to leave town and resolves never to return. Lyon is charmed by her hometown and offers to marry her if they can live in her childhood home. Anne's refusal to stay in Lawrenceville triggers their break up.

Hollywood, California

Both Neely and Jennifer live in Hollywood, for a while concurrently...

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