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. 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 stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels. And Miss Sayers has long stood in a class by herself.”—Times Literary SupplementThe great Do.

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I’ve loved the book of Gaudy Night for years, so when I discovered there was a filmed version I was very enthusiastic and bought it on eBay. Taudy saw no chemistry between them whatsoever.

I found that unlike her other mysteries, this one was best if taken at a slow pace, like a lazy Saturday afternoon on the university grounds. Is vocation and calling more important than marriage and family? In the frame of the book’s plot, Wimsey’s diplomatic obligations serve as a plot device to keep him away from Britain, and leave Harriet on her own for most of the book, to try to solve the mystery at Oxford without his help.

Sep 29, Madeline rated it it was amazing Shelves: She finished with first-class honours in And in many ways she’s such a non-traditional female heroine Miss Chilperic Desmond McNamara If the contents of the book, please be as sayyers as you can as to the location. It is a mystery, but the crimes are less serious.


Retrieved from ” https: Not that it was boring, because it most certainly was not, but there seemed to be so much ‘filler’ for lack of a better term. The dons of Harriet Vane’s alma materthe all-female Shrewsbury College, Oxford based on Sayers’ own Somerville College [2]have invited her back to attend the annual ‘ Gaudy ‘ celebrations.

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She surprises herself by enjoying the time away from home and renewing relations with various dons, Fellows, and classmates. I was nine years old. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Views Read Edit View history. However, the mood turns sour when someone begins a series of malicious pranks including poison-pen messagesobscene graffitithe destruction of a set of proofs and crafting vile effigies.

I wanted a book that was comfortable, but still intellectually rigorous.

The writing is fantastic. Full Cast and Crew. One was serving the land. Ethics must always trump personal loyalty. But accurate for this classic Sayers which presses all the most intrinsic cores of women’s appeal, place, role, expectation and actuation of marriage.

Some time later the Dean of Shrewsbury writes to ask for help. She lays a meandering trail of red herrings which she mainly disproves, then brings back into the realm of possibility. So much of this seemed to be going through the motions.

Gaudy Night

She was undoubtedly using this character to work through some personal issues. Episode One 13 May Harriet, however, thinks Miss Hillyard is ‘potty’, that there’s definitely something gone wrong with her, nitht puts it down to a lack of stupping. Can the life of the heart coexist with the life of the intellect?


Although this is the strongest, I would recommend reading at least the two earlier novels featuring Vane first, Strong Poison and Have His Carcase. All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them.

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

As the situation in Shrewsbury threatens to become fatal, Harriet senses that the time has come to make a final decision regarding Peter Wimsey. Full of some feminism, some mystery, some romance, some education Not entirely her fault, she wasn’t provided with brilliant nibht cracker hints although there may have been a good deal of too brilliant hints for me to detect, ha!

But she was certainly the literary idol of my young adulthood, as Harriet M. They niight feel called to do something which doesn’t provide enough income to feed a family or which interferes with private life in some other way.

This book has so much to say to the contrary. Any way you look at it, Harriet Vane rocks out loud, and on lingonberry toast. Indeed, the two may in certain cases come into conflict.

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