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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Still, the plot holds things together quite well.

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

Though the philosophical parts became haudy tad too much. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Once upon a time, I went to Cambridge to look round and simply felt choked by it all, but I think that when I visit Oxford, I’ll be ready and willing to love it through Sayers’ eyes.

Gathering her courage, Harriet decides to go and actually enjoys her time there, although it is marred when she discovers an anonymous note which is less than flattering. Many thanks to their original creators. Gaudy Night, by Dorothy Sayers 2 22 Jul 22, So indeed there is a kind of fulfilment to reading this book in gaaudy age.

Gaudy Night: Episode One

It needs a musician. Apr 09, Sarah Funke Donovan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: For the first time, Dorothy Sayers has presented him as a man, with hopes and fears and weaknesses and emotions.

One student attempts suicide as a result of the hate campaign and members of the SCR find themselves fearful and distrusting old friends and colleagues as suspicion and rumours spread.

And yay for Latin puns. It just felt like such a well crafted book, right from the start.

Not coincidentally, Edward Petherbridge slightly overshadows Ian Carmichael zayers my affections, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to read Gaudy Night without sympathising wholly with Harriet’s realisation of her own feelings. Like Sayers, Harriet is a Oxford graduate and a writer of detective fiction who has led a somewhat scandalous personal life although Sayers managed to avoid public scandal.

Gaudy Night (Dorothy Sayers) – book review

And Sayers is really in a class by herself when it comes to unresolved sexual tension. Let’s leave it at that. All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics sajers images were linked from other sites and belong to them. 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.


The fun and thoughtful discussion Dorothy Sayers presents in Gaudy Night on the topic sayeers women being intelligent humans in their own right was vindicating and cathartic for me to read.

Through it we get a vivid portrait of British academic life, for the tutors and the students alike. But mainly there is Peter, and the love story, and their coming together. She also finds wayers ominous note in nifht rolled-up sleeve of her gown. Lord Peter Wimsey stories by Dorothy L. My mother forced her way onto the ward and held my hand.

Consider Jacqueline Winspear, creator of the delightful Maisie Dobbs series. Called in to investigate, Harriet ponders whether an intellectual woman should allow love into her life or whether retirement into a life of learning is the answer.

Gaudy Night

The thing is, I really enjoyed this book a lot, but I don’t know how to review it. These are the books that say something about you. Other than stuff on my catI think this was the most successful book from that evening, and it actually makes all of the uncomfortable female judgment worth it.

Pinnick, Noretta Koertgeand Robert F. Reading Gaudy Night felt a bit like driving on a crowded snail-speed bus, with all these fancy looking cars might number plates as Howl’s Moving CastleExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Shadow of the Wind passing me by. Quite like a made-up affair. Luckily, Dame Agatha and Ngaio Marsh still deliver. She is also known for her plays and essays.

It’s a fascinating debate, as relevant now as it was when Gaudy Night was published almost seventy years ago.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Born in she was one of the first women to be awarded with a degree from Oxford University and a feminist in her own right.


To give a sayer, then, is an unselfish, outward-looking act — but to share one is something quite different. View all 3 comments. This is a Gollancz edition I picked dorotny somewhere and I absolutely love it because no matter where you are in the story, the book lays flat and keeps its place.

And hasn’t been for any book I’ve read that was written after about I like Sayers more and more.

Was this review helpful to you? Luckily, every now and then the so called ‘poison pen’ decided to stir things up by stalking the University at night and sending out a few hateful letters.

I could so relate to Harriet’s discomfort with having a foot in dorotny worlds — unwilling to dedicate herself wholly to academic life, but also uncomfortably aware of how a smart woman who marries and has a family is judged by both society and her intellectual peers. My advisors and professors, knowing I had an affinity for reading and writing mystery stories, encouraged me to do an independent study on this era of literature; but they also told me Doeothy wouldn’t be allowed to select any of the books I had to read.

Indeed, he spots the culprit almost immediate on reading the evidence, quickly takes steps to bight it, and does what he can to obtain what little proof is possible. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Starting with the fact that it was highly recommended by someone who gaydy that Waking the Moon a persona Reading Gaudy Night felt a bit like driving on a crowded snail-speed bus, with all these fancy looking cars with number plates as Howl’s Moving CastleExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Shadow of the Wind passing me by.

Fortunately enough, the book had very less of him and the protagonist was Harriet Vane, in the setting of Oxford. Not your typical whodunnit, this is dorotthy enjoyable sojourn into academia that takes its time and lets the story and characters breathe.

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