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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Golly, that makes me feel old. Here’s a gentleman coming to sing a group of ballads.

Reading Gaudy Night in Oxford while sort of living the post-graduate Oxford experience made me feel like I own them both. And I can see why they’re such a classic couple.

Gaudy Night

She was also a student of classical and modern languages. Thanks for stopping by. She argues for balance; but does she entirely achieve it with her lead characters?

Edward Petherbridge plays Wimsey very much in the style set by Ian Carmichael in the ‘s. Pray silence for the soloist.

I love the setting. Eighth Grade breakout star Elsie Fisher shares what it was like landing her first Golden Globe nomination. What he finds is that one member of the staff had reason to seek vengeance. The perpetrator is finally unmasked by Wimsey as one of the college servants, revealed to be the widow of a disgraced academic at a northern university.


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Edit Did You Know? Like I said in a status update, this is a great book that I’m going to have to re-read to fully appreciate. She also uses both Harriet a fictional writer of detective stories and Lord Peter a fictional detective to playfully send up the crime fiction genre. I’m already a hefty paragraph into this review and I haven’t even mentioned the mystery aspect of this story.

I had many of the dialogues copied, because of the brilliance with which they were written. It would hurt like hell. Since this is not all that uncommon in her life, Harriet does not pay much attention: Shortly after she renews her acquaintance with her former fellow-students and tutors, someone starts playing distasteful pranks around the college.

The novel has a richness and complexity befitting literature, and indeed even on second read I felt I hadn’t peeled all layers and certainly haven’t caught all the different literary and classic allusions.

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

Sayers writes herself into her series and then takes us on a trip to her alma mater. Edit Cast Episode cast overview, first billed only: Wodehouse while describing love-struck youths behaving like imbeciles.

Harriet and I have made the right choices. The focus seems to be the Nihht Common Room, so even the Dean, Treasurer, Warden, Bursar, and other dons and Fellows in the group are under suspicion.

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It’s my favorite, but it’s very njght, and it’s the wind-up of the main character’s relationship with someone he met a few books back. She had the brains to do it, also she was interesting enough to not require anyone else’s contribution to make the book good. Harriet Vane is invited to her class reunion, known as a Gaudy. All the rest is about Harriet and Peter. I remember being vaguely annoyed at the time that the whodunnit aspect of the book seemed so downplayed and that I couldn’t seem to keep all the characters straight, though I found the romance between Harriet and Peter fascinating and encouraging given that I was a bookish teenager wondering if there were guys who liked smart I first read this book as a junior or senior in high school, shortly gaudt I’d been introduced to Sayers’ writing and was making my way through all of the Wimsey mysteries.


It is most certainly not a marriage of equals.

Both the detection and the denouement hinge on the psychology of the suspects, with the more traditional physical clues ultimately irrelevant or misleading. But she was certainly the literary idol of my young adulthood, as Harriet M.

The term ‘gaudy night’ appears in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra: