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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Gaudy Night Quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers

Possibly because in this age, there was still some realistic humility and openness to other ideas but the self-fostered within the mix? And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.

So indeed there is a kind of fulfilment to reading this book in middle age. And it turned out OK. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The great man, on the sayerz hand, gauudy 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.

Anyone who has ever been a wo Are you in love with dashing, fastidious, brilliant, Bach-performing, manuscript-collecting, sonnet-writing, puzzle-solving, Dickens-quoting, cricket-playing, fabulously wealthy, well-traveled, aristocratic detectives? It was fascinating asyers read in a book published in all the hints of the war to come in references to Hitler’s Germany and Dorpthy Italy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

She was undoubtedly using this character to work through some personal issues. Episode One ” on Amazon.

I recently went through a horrible reading funk where I spent sayerz evening drifting through the house, picking up books, trying to read a paragraph or two and then tossing them aside. It had goddamn better mean what I think it means. There are a lot of troubling things about Esther, but also some really fascinating things.

Harriet responds that she will return to the College and see if she can do anything to help. Share this Rating Title: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. For the first time, Lord Peter is off his pedestal and I’m looking him straight in the eye, and it is wonderful. And last but not least, I read a few beautiful reviews here on Goodreads.


Or — maybe Dorothy L. This doroth 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. Published March 16th by HarperTorch first published Something at the forefront of Harriet’s mind because the wounds of her disastrous first love have more or less healed over, and she now is beginning to face up to the question of an extremely suitable man who for the last five years has been asking her to marry him.

Susan Haack has an essay on Gaudy Night as a philosophical novel.

She’s invited back to Oxford to visit her old college, where a mysterious prankster and writer of anonymous notes seems to have a grudge against academic sayfrs in general and Shrewsbury College in particular. View all 5 comments. When I turned greedily to the earlier books I was disappointed.

She is also known for gauddy plays, literary criticism and essays. This book is about her learning to use her heart again, but to do it in balance with the mind.

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In the cloistered environment of the school, there is any number of possible suspects. I love the character work. I love how clearly the whole thing is set up as a choice. It ggaudy amusing to hear the dons describe the generation of students in terms reminiscent discussing students of say the s or today–rowdy, undisciplined, wild. No murders about, and by page 20 I was ready for the main character to be murdered in hight bloodiest fashion imaginable. Full of some feminism, some mystery, some romance, some education Excellent story — I am going to read gudy next in the series and then maybe go back to the beginning and read them all.

Yet in theory there is so much to like about this book.

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I don’t think I’ll ever be rational about Lord Peter again, and I was already a fair way to in love with the character. She illustrates both the freedom and the shame that successful women feel, and does it in this funny, charming, British way that I adore.

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Later, when the poison pen returns and starts to play other pranks, the Dean and the Warden invite Harriet to return to Shrewsbury to investigate the incidents; eventually, Harriet calls in Lord Peter as well. Golly, that makes me feel old. Miss Burrows Merelina Kendall He faces his emotions and deliberately changes himself to better himself.

Peter is learning the same thing from the other side of the coin, as Harriet refuses his proposals again and again and again and he comes to know that simply wanting and asking are an exercise of privilege, and not the extent of love. I just prefer a little more equality in my romances, and hope for female scholar-mystery writers to occasionally be the one who makes the deductions.

Any way you look at it, Harriet Vane rocks out loud, and on lingonberry toast. Indeed, Harriet is the central character in this novel, which sees her returning to Oxford, to attend the Shrewsbury Gaudy, after being invited by a fri This year I finally decided to read all of the Lord Peter Wimsey novels. For a change, this wasn’t a murder mystery and it was a refreshing change.

The thing is, I really enjoyed this book a lot, but I don’t know how to review it.

And while I personally find it hard to take Lord Peter seriously, at least he has the virtue of being vaguely amusing, and nowhere near the kind of pompous ass that Sauers Linley manages to be.