Gaudy Night

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Editor: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062196538
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When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters, including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.

Gaudy Night

Author: Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780450021541
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Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back . . . At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters obscene graffiti, poison pen letters and a disgusting effigy when she arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the 'Gaudy' celebrations. But soon, Harriet realises that she is not the only target of this murderous malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help. 'I admire her novels ... she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail' P. D. James

The Remarkable Case Of Dorothy L Sayers

Author: Catherine Kenney
Editor: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873384582
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Sayers' three main accomplishments serve as the organizing principle of this book: first, her transformation of the modern detective story into a serious novel of social criticism and moral depth; second, her penetrating critique of the situation of modern woman; and, finally, her compelling work as a lay theologian and interpreter of Christianity.

Study Guide

Author: Supersummary
ISBN: 9781658881623
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 61-page guide for "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy L. Sayers includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 23 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Female Intellectuals and Choices and Consequences.

Women Times Three

Author: Kathleen Gregory Klein
Editor: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726829
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The essays' authors are not only widely published scholar-critics of mystery/detective fiction but also dedicated fans of the genre. Familiar with the full scope of mystery fiction, they bring insight and enthusiasm to their writing.

University Fiction

Author: David Bevan
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051832341
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Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology

Author: Cassandra L. Pinnick
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813532271
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This volume presents the first systematic evaluation of a feminist epistemology of sciences' power to transform both the practice of science and our society. Unlike existing critiques, this book questions the fundamental feminist suggestion that purging science of alleged male biases will advance the cause of both science and by extension, social justice. The book is divided into four sections: the strange status of feminist epistemology, testing feminist claims about scientific practice, philosophical and political critiques of feminist epistemology, and future prospects of feminist epistemology. Each of the essays3⁄4most of which are original to this text3⁄4 directly confronts the very idea that there could be a feminist epistemology or philosophy of science. Rather than attempting to deal in detail with all of the philosophical views that fall under the general rubric of feminist epistemology, the contributors focus on positions that provide the most influential perspectives on science. Not all of the authors agree amongst themselves, of course, but each submits feminist theories to careful scrutiny. Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology provides a timely, well-rounded, and much needed examination of the role of gender in scientific research.

The No 2 Global Detective

Author: Toby Clements
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 178211422X
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The bestselling author of The Asti Spumanti Code offers a globe-hopping spoof of contemporary fiction’s most famous detectives. Cuff College of Transgression and Pathology, Oxford, is the Alma Mater of the world’s most famous fictional detectives. But when a body is discovered in the Cuff College library, the police are baffled. The only clues to the crime are the enormous spear sticking out of the victim’s chest, and the price tag from an IKEA duvet. It looks like a case for junior lecturer Tom Hurst. Though, from Tom’s perspective, it looks like a job for almost anyone else. Breaking every rule of the whodunnit genre, Tom recruits four of the College's most celebrated graduates to find the killer: from Botswana, Mma Delicious Ontoaste; from Sweden, Inspector Burt Colander; from Scotland, Inspector Scott Rhombus; from America, Doctor Faye Carpaccia. Together, perhaps these international supersleuths can solve the case—if only they can stop arguing and get to IKEA before it shuts. Revisiting—and rewriting—some of the most famous crime novels of recent times, Toby Clements offers four thrillers in one in this uproarious murder mystery that will seem oddly familiar to readers of Alexander McCall Smith, Henning Mankell, Ian Rankin and Patricia Cornwell.

Faith Freedom And Higher Education

Author: P. C. Kemeny
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896366
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While debates abound today over the cost, purpose, and effectiveness of higher education, often lost in this conversation is a critical question: Should higher education attempt to shape students' moral and spiritual character in any systematic manner as in the past, or focus upon equipping students with mere technical knowledge? Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education argues that Christianity can still play an important role in contemporary American higher education. George M. Marsden, D. G. Hart, and George H. Nash, among its authors, analyze the debate over the secularization of the university and the impact of liberal Protestantism and fundamentalism on the American academy during the twentieth century. Contributors also assess how the ideas of Dorothy Sayers, C. S. Lewis, Wendell Berry, and Allan Bloom can be used to improve Christian higher education. Finally, the volume examines the contributions Christian faith can make to collegiate education and outlines how Christian institutions can preserve their religious mission while striving for academic excellence.

Dorothy L Sayers

Author: James Brabazon
Editor: Avon Books
ISBN: 9780380589906
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