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Gaudy Night has ratings and reviews. Meredith said: A couple of years ago I thought (as a gesture to God saying something like, “Hey, we don. 65 quotes from Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12): ‘Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him While Peter is on a governmental mission, Harriet attends a reunion at Oxford and is recruited to find the author of a rash of vicious poison pen letters there.

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I don’t even usually like mysteries, and I don’t have a sense of suspense, so it is surprising how much I love this book, but that’s probably why the social aspect was more striking to me.

And the more I sit with the ending, the more I like it. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge asyers powers of detection, and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.

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Start your free trial. It feels like a cop out, but more true to the times, perhaps? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I also loved the Oxford setting and thought it worked really well.

I loved the picture of Oxford in the mids. Nitht is attempting something quite ambitious for – this is a detective story, a love story, and a serious analysis of the problems facing women who choose to pursue careers. He’s funny, a brilliant detective, and he peppers his speech with Shakespearan quotations the way I pepper mine with Simpsons quotes.

People fall into sex so easily in our more modern age and without any mental or emotional depth of exercise- that they can’t even acknowledge that those other aspects exist as well and as much as they do. If I really wanted to be passionately embraced by Peter, Xayers should dream of dentists or gardening.


“A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery” Gaudy Night: Episode One (TV Episode ) – IMDb

I like that, even though it was frustrating for my more pedestrian brain. There are a lot of saywrs things about Esther, but also some really fascinating things. Books by Dorothy L. That’s the whole mystery: It’s a book for rereading, I think. Miss Pyke Nina Edwards Harriet and I have made the right choices. If you have, and still think pages about Harriet and Peter working out their complicated and fascinating relationship would be interesting, you need to read Strong Poison again and pay attention this time.

Seriously had to fan myself a few times during scenes between Peter and Harriet. The mystery is certainly intriguing, but what really speaks to me about Gaudy Night is its investigation into different ideas of marriage and of woman’s place in the world.

Note a reference to C. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Gaudy Night Quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers

The list of suspects can be pretty much restricted to the Senior Common Room, to the college dons See 1 question about Gaudy Night…. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Gaudy Night is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master.

She keeps on rejecting his suit, because of her indebtedness to him; according to her, it would be like Dororhy Cophetua and the beggar-maid.


Agatha Christie 2 28 May 04, Sayers and her own set of classmates were simply decades ahead of the rest of the world. User Reviews Unworldly, but fascinating.

And I loved it a lot the first time around. Some time later the Dean of Shrewsbury writes to ask for help.

Gaudy Night: Episode One

Did she have notebooks full of character descriptions? This particular thesis is played out in the character of Miss Hillyard, the “man-hating” character.

The discussions cover the gamut from literary topics to history to philosophy and science. She returns to London, only to be called gady a few months later by the administration; the college is being plagued by a series of pranks and anonymous messages just like the one she had received.

Jul 22, Lisa Harmonybites rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: They are not caricatures, but have their own flaws and charms. All these one-dimensional women either bursar, warden, dean or everything in betweensome suspects, some irrelevant to the story The term ‘gaudy night’ appears in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra: This isn’t my favourite Sayer, but yes, I enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to the next in the series.

But scared, scarred and aware that her gratitude to him would put any relationship on a profoundly unequal basis, she refused.

Her husband’s academic fraud had been exposed by an examiner, destroying his career and driving him to suicide.