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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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Without laying it on with a trowel, “Gaudy Night” highlights the difference in attitudes between a withdrawn set of cloisters which need deal only with matters of philosophy and theory, and the “real world”, with practical problems to face and overcome.

She is coming to know that passion and reason are not antithetical, that nightt the second to the first makes them both greater, not less. Retrieved 20 April Return to Book Page. Gradually, as further incidents occur, Harriet is able to start eliminating suspects gaudj on cast-iron alibis, but it is a slow and laborious process. I’m quite sure that one never makes fundamental mistakes about the thing one really wants to do.

On Disc at Amazon. Christie is still my preference, but I thoroughly enjoyed Sayers’ approach and character-creation.

Gaudy Night Quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers

This is the second mystery ggaudy Harriet and Peter investigate ‘together’ — and by together Ssayers mean that Harriet spends quite a time collecting facts, and Peter does all the analysis and deduction.


Other books in the series. TVTropes has much to say about Lord Peter, some of it quite penetrating: My problem with Harriet was that she, besides playing a detective and occasionally fussing about whether or not to accept Wimsey’s marriage proposal and the possible consequences for her career and independence – she did not bring any interesting traits to the table. The writing is fantastic. If I really wanted to be passionately embraced by Peter, I should dream of dentists or gardening.

Harriet is roped in as the investigator, later on joined by Wimsey, who as usual does an efficient job. Gaudy Night Quotes Showing of The stakes are high, but I need to know how they feel about it, so that I know how to feel about them.

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

Harriet always loved her time at Oxford, but was nervous about returning, especially after events covered in a previous book, nighy she was accused of killing a former lover. It seems that Sayers threw everything of herself into Gaudy Night —her heart and soul and every inch of her mind.

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Gaudy Night is a mystery novel by Dorothy L. Wimsey is at his most appealing here, and I’d put his conversation at the end with Harriet high up in my personal list of favorite literary romantic scenes–all the more for how it fits the faudy throughout the novel.


Nineteen Stories – more detective fiction. I think I might have loved it more the second time nigh. I wanted a book that was comfortable, but still intellectually rigorous.

Detective novelist Harriet Vane revisits her old Oxford college for the Gaudy Night celebrations, but while there she receives a poison pen letter. It feels like a cop out, but more true to the times, perhaps? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https: Sep 29, Madeline rated it it dprothy amazing Shelves: This is a Gollancz edition I picked up somewhere and I absolutely love it because no matter where you are in the story, the book lays flat and keeps its place.

I can think of few books that I love more.

Of course, view spoiler [I spent a long time waiting for Peter to show up! The truth is, I like my mysteries to be about murders and this fricking bore was a crappy who sent those ghastly, tastleless anonymous letters affair. This is Dorothy L.