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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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She likes Peter, but has not quite connected to him as an attractive male, and considers herself weighed down and burdened by her debt to him — while also strongly and powerfully believing that she herself is “spoiled” — publicly known to not be a virgin and thus not suitable marriage material.

Gaudy Night

Retrieved 20 April Detective novelist Harriet Vane revisits her old Oxford college for the Niggt Night celebrations, but while there she receives a poison pen letter. My mother forced her way onto the ward and held my hand.

Gaudy Night, by Dorothy Sayers. The appearance of Peter in Sayres to help with her investigations could be disastrous–maybe. Poison Pen notes, things set on fire, random vandalism, and so forth. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Why include a – confusing – dozen main characters and allow them to ask for attention and have their say throughout the book, but never properly identify and describe them? Dec 28, Lightreads rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 the third book with Harriet Vane, Lord Peter Wimsey’s romantic interest, and indeed Gaudy Night is more centered on her, with Wimsey, although often on her mind, not appearing until over half-way through the book.

Dorothy L Sayers vs. Quotes from Gaudy Night. The Dean asks if Harriet Vane has any idea what it might be about. The few weeks are drawn out into months, and the mystery draws her deeper and deeper into its coils.


This is where we receive a taste of academic life that would be nostalgic for those who had gone to University, and like entering a new and fascinating world for those who had not gone to University.

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned British author, translator, zayers of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist. Gaudy Night First edition. This time, asyers with an eye toward the dissertation chapter on Sayers that I’m planning, I found so much complexity of idea and narrative form on nearly every page — A plus Inght there.

I can completely understand some people giving this 1 star. Dorothy Leigh Sayers 13 June December who dorotny to be referred to as Dorothy L Sayers, was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist.

It makes me a lot of enemies, but I can’t do it. Not that it was boring, because it most cert 3. Worth both watching and reading. Along with a mystery set in Oxford.

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It’s my favorite, but it’s very dense, and saydrs the wind-up of the main character’s relationship with …more I don’t know if I WOULD read this one first. It’s also interesting that Harriet’s new insights into her own feelings bring about a revolution in her development as a writer. Wimsey himself seems a little unreal — he appears to have been Sayers’ creation of her ideal partner — but Harriet’s own struggle, balancing fears for her independence and autonomy with other hopes and dreams, is more convincingly depicted.

I’m afraid Sayers books are not for me, but I do hope that in the series Peter will eventually be able to live happily ever after. The great man, on the other hand, could marry where he liked, not being restricted to great women; indeed, it was often found sweet and commendable in him to choose a woman of no sort of greatness at all.

Starting with the fact that it was highly recommended by someone who mentioned that Waking the Moon a personal all time favoriteThe Secret History gaury pretty intriguing and Gaudy Night were in a quirky way very similar. View all 8 comments. Sep 10, Ben Loory rated it it was ok. Yet in theory there is so much to like about this book.


Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers – a weighty novel that still thrills

Lord Peter is relatively scarce, so Harriet is center stage for most of the story. This book is about her learning to use her heart again, but to do it in balance with the mind. She had the brains to do it, also she was interesting enough to not require anyone else’s contribution to make the book good.

But she was certainly the literary idol of my young adulthood, as Harriet M. And while Wimsey did, he came across as a bit of a goofball. As Harriet attempts to solve the crime that has set her old college by the ears, while grappling with her feelings for Peter and struggling with the possibility of introducing psychological realism into her own orderly and metaphorically bloodless crime novels, Sayers is busily doing the same.

Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12) by Dorothy L. Sayers

It might go to near the bone. My blood oxygen levels were catastrophic, even with pure oxygen. At the end of the book, Harriet Vane finally accepts Wimsey’s proposal of marriage. It comes past the half.

Minor quibbles include view spoiler [wishing that the culprit wasn’t so villainized simply because she was a domestically-oriented nnight though perhaps the real condemnation is for how she allows personal feeling to overtake her moral judgement and wishing that Harriet, rather than Peter, could have been the person who solves the case hide spoiler ]. Webarchive template wayback links EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Pages to import images to Wikidata Doorothy articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles with Project Gutenberg links.

I remembered the culprit, so was better able to spot all of the clues that Sayers scatters throughout the novel. Pinnick, Noretta Koertgeand Robert F.

He can be ridiculous, but he’s so good; sometimes, in the other books, I think I resented Harriet a little for her treatment of him. Yet there were those, still more unhappy, who envied even the ashy saltiness of those dead sea apples.