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Miss Lonelyhearts

Nathanael West

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What organization does Miss Lonelyhearts work for?

Whom does Miss Lonelyhearts decide to marry at the end of the novel?

Who kills Miss Lonelyhearts at the end of the novel?

What part of Doyle's anatomy is crippled?

Whose arm does Miss Lonelyhearts twist?

With what does Miss Lonelyhearts finish off the sacrifice of the lamb?

What makes particularly loud noise at night at Betty's family farm?

What color dress does Betty wear that draws Miss Lonelyhearts's attention?

Who writes the longest letter to Miss Lonelyhearts?

What does Miss Lonelyhearts's tongue turn into when he first sees Betty?

Where do Miss Lonelyhearts and Mary go on their date?

Where do Miss Lonelyhearts and Mrs. Doyle meet in the park?

For how long does Miss Lonelyhearts stay in bed before Shrike takes him to his party?

In what book does Miss Lonelyhearts read a passage about universal love?

To what religious figure does Miss Lonelyhearts compare his appearance?

What kind of writers do Miss Lonelyhearts's friends particularly hate?

What age does Shrike say Miss Lonelyhearts should embrace?

By what name does Miss Lonelyhearts call Betty one time?

Where does Betty take Miss Lonelyhearts?

What was the original motivation behind Miss Lonelyhearts's job?

What kind of alcohol do Miss Lonelyhearts and his college friends acquire in the "Lamb" episode?

Whose hand does Miss Lonelyhearts hold in the speakeasy?

What reason does the gas station attendant give for the presence of the deer by the lake?

What is the name of the game Shrike starts at his party?

What does Mrs. Doyle call Miss Lonelyhearts and Doyle when she sees them holding hands?

Whom did Miss Lonelyhearts ask to marry him two months before the start of the novel?

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