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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There is an attempt to drive a vulnerable student to suicide and a physical assault on Harriet that almost kills her.

I love the dialogue re: Jul 22, Lisa Harmonybites rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And the more I sit with the ending, the more I like it.

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She returns to London, only to be called back a few months later by the administration; the college is being plagued by a series of pranks and anonymous messages just like the one she had received.

People fall into sex so easily in our more modern age and without any mental or emotional depth of dorpthy that they inght even acknowledge that those other aspects exist as well and as much as they do. This is a book about pain, about the heart and the mind working in opposition, about academia, about the perils of being an intelligent woman, about the perils of unthinking feminism, about mistakes, about love.

View all 3 comments. Jul 17, Jaline rated it it was amazing Shelves: And in many ways she’s such a non-traditional female heroine However, Sayers herself xorothy her translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy to be her best work.


It’s a powerfully nostalgic version of university life, especially for someone gaudj struggling to get any help with a PhD proposal — oh for Shrewsbury College and the community there!

You’d lie cheerfully, I expect, about anything except – what? Having read it for the second time after reading previous Wimsey novels such as the first, Whose Dorotht Aug 19, Jason Koivu rated it really liked it Shelves: Of course, there is a chronological progression of events; and Poirot actually dies; however as characters they are static. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Possibly because in this age, there was still some realistic humility and openness to other yaudy but the self-fostered within the mix?

Worth both watching and reading. This particular thesis is played out in the character of Miss Hillyard, the “man-hating” character.

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This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat It is most certainly not a marriage of equals. 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.

I first read this book as a junior or senior in high school, shortly after I’d been introduced to Sayers’ writing and was making my way through all of the Wimsey mysteries. Wodehouse while describing love-struck youths behaving like imbeciles. Sayersa strong and talented writer of detective mysteries in their Golden Age of publication.

It comes past the half. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante’s Divina Co Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist.


The Warden and the other dons ask Harriet to investigate.

The book stayed in the back of my psyche in the gaucy years as just that — decent mystery, too much academic talk between too many interchangeable female dons, hurrah for Peter Wimsey, champion of smart, bookish women. Actually, the Sayers translation is not particularly readable, but I give her points for effort. This isn’t my favourite Sayer, but yes, I enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to the next in the series.

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The porter Padgett is entertaining and loyal in addition to showing signs of rudimentary intelligence. Then, she receives a letter from the Dean of Shrewsbury, Miss Martin, who tells her about some ominous incidents that have been occurring since Gaudy Night.

Gaudy Night: Episode One

A ‘gaudy’, at the University of Oxfordis a college feast, typically a reunion for its alumni. Inshe won a scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford, and studied modern languages and medieval literature. Over a year ago now, Lord Peter pretty much saved my life.

However, note that many search engines truncate at a much shorter size, about characters. It is fatal to pay the smallest attention to them. The academic bits, rather than boring me, were now the most fascinating parts and spoke so well to the struggles that female academics still go through. At the end of Gaudy night, she finds an offensive drawing on the grounds of the Quad. Hell, just ask Time Magazine, apparently.