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“Gaudy Night stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels. —Times Literary Supplement The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the. 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. Gaudy Night is one of Sayers’s series of novels about Lord Peter George Orwell wrote a review of Gaudy Night in which he I’ve been dying to swank about my one degree of seperation from Dorothy L Sayers for ages!.

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Shrewsbury looks Balliol in the eye. If only one could come back to this quiet place where only intellectual achievement counted, if one could work here sayerz and obscurely at some close-knit piece of reasoning, undistracted and uncorrupted. I enjoyed the refreshing politeness of the conversations, the formal etiquette, the Oxford ambience, the references to women’s rights. I’m not so sure.

Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L Sayers – The Heart Of Rest, and beyond.

It’s my favorite, but it’s very dense, and it’s the wind-up of the main character’s relationship with someone he met a few books back. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The attacks continue, becoming more serious as Harriet and the others try to trap the attacker.

My favourite DLS novel.

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Murder starring Dick van Dyke as Dr. I wanted something with heart, but not saccharine. Bookfoxes Kate and Hilary went into synchronized ecstasies over this piece, a potent reminder of one of our favourite passages in a much-loved novel.

I want to read at least one Dorothy book and i found this is the most acclaimed one. But for my reading pleasure, I would have liked to filter out a good hundred pages or so. Hilary August 9, Why create a brilliant, memorable central female protagonist, totally capable of bringing teh awesomeonly gaaudy undermine her by having her mope around after some overbred aristocratic gsudy


But after a while I couldn’t help but wonder: Harriet, however, thinks Miss Hillyard is ‘potty’, that there’s definitely something gone wrong with her, and puts it down to a lack of stupping. This is definitely not a stock “Whodunnit”. Sep 10, Ben Loory rated it it was ok. Miss Lydgate Charmian May Until I lost my bookmarks and annotations, I was going to end this review with a brilliant quote about women that made me question: There is an attempt to drive a vulnerable student to suicide and a physical assault on Harriet that almost kills her.

Lord Peter and Harriet Vane are great characters. Gaudy Night deals with a number of philosophical themes, such as the right relation between love and independence or between principles and personal loyalties.

She agrees to go live at the college for a few weeks and see if she can solve the mystery.

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But I had watched the Mystery! Have you told Jay about this? Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. It’s just not most moderns’ cup of tea.

This gulf is emphasised by the cut-glass accents and precise diction of the dons and students, and the “common” speech of the odrothy servants and other inhabitants of Oxford, where they appear. After all, the man — initially — is all carapace. As far as male-female relations, the only author from whom you can learn more is Austen.

You’d lie cheerfully, I expect, about anything except – what? But I cannot and will not take a star away. And I can see why they’re such a classic couple. In the disturbed peace of academe, Harriet is able to reconcile her past with her present, explore Wimsey’s own vulnerabilities and finally acknowledge her physical attraction to him.

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Get Gaudy Night from Amazon. Harriet Vane attends a reunion at her Oxford College and is asked by the Warden to investigate a series of poison pen notes that several members of staff have received. I think we take it for granted today nifht the characters in a novel should have a growth arc, recognizing two-dimensional characters for what they are and scorning them; I think we tend to forget that even some of the best writers of bygone decades tended to deal far more in caricatures and “types” than we would now accept.

We take it all a bit for granted now, but when Sayers wrote the book, it was still a big issue.

I loved it, even tho at times it was a little too “eyes slanted down one’s nose” for my taste. A caricature even, invented by Sayers to portray her idea of an ideal man: The culprit confesses, thus bringing an end to the poison pen letters and violence. If you’ve read no Sayers, please read at least those two books before reading Gaudy Nightas otherwise you’ll be missing a lot.

And then I spotted a copy of Gaudy Night at the local used bookstore and went, “Aha! Return to Book Page. Share this Rating Title: