Conundrums for the Long Weekend: England, Dorothy L. Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey

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Lord Peter Wimsey-amateur detective, man of fashion, talented musician, and wealthy intellectual-is known to legions of readers. His enduring presence and popularity is a tribute to his creator, Dorothy L. Sayers, who brought Lord Peter to life during "the long week-end" between the First and Second World Wars, as British aristocracy began to change, making way for a modern world.

In Conundrums for the Long Week-End, Robert McGregor and Ethan Lewis explore how Sayers used her ...

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Conundrums for the Long Week-End: England, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Lord Peter Wimsey

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Overview

Lord Peter Wimsey-amateur detective, man of fashion, talented musician, and wealthy intellectual-is known to legions of readers. His enduring presence and popularity is a tribute to his creator, Dorothy L. Sayers, who brought Lord Peter to life during "the long week-end" between the First and Second World Wars, as British aristocracy began to change, making way for a modern world.

In Conundrums for the Long Week-End, Robert McGregor and Ethan Lewis explore how Sayers used her fictional hero to comment on, and come to terms with, the social upheaval of the time: world wars, the crumbling of the privileged aristocracy, the rise of democracy, and the expanding struggle of women for equality.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780873386654
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2000
  • Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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