Gaudy Night

Gaudy Night

A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Book - 1935
Average Rating:
6
Rate this:
Gardners
The classic British detective series featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.

Publisher: London : New English, 1935
ISBN: 9780450021541
0450021548
Characteristics: p. ; cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
Morwen
Nov 28, 2017

Splendid. My favorite DS book. Completely brought Shrewsbury College to life for me, even before I visited Somerville. Characters I just want to keep knowing.

c
Candaceb108
Mar 24, 2017

Great read, enjoy the poetry and prose quotes. It's a lost world, unfortunately. When bogged down, just read any article in the NY Times or Washington Post and after feel dizzy from the dangling participles and misplaced dependent clauses, then rejoice when you return to it.

m
miaone
Jul 15, 2014

If you've enjoyed Sayers' Strong Poison and Have His Carcase, the two previous novels about Harriet Vane and Peter Wimsey, you'll probably love this one. If not, you probably won't. I've read it and re-read it and loved it each time. But of course I've been in love with Lord Peter Wimsey from the first novel I read with him as protagonist. His finding his true love after all the years, well, it's just too beautiful. The Oxford University verbosity is, of course, nurturing bread and wine for readers of Sayers' novels.

c
calvoer
Jul 14, 2014

Yes, it's a classic, but still readable? I broke under the weight of all that Oxford U verbosity and gave up halfway through. Much more enjoyable as a BBC minseries.

EuSei Oct 22, 2012

Book # 10

Icicle Aug 25, 2009

Dorothy Sayers was a brilliant woman - probably too brilliant to write fiction. Peter Wimsy is an amazing character - i only wish there were dozens more.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

  Loading...
SPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top