The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?

The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?

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The Complete, Annotated Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers, Bill Peschel

When church architect Mr. Thipps finds a naked man in his Battersea bathroom, Lord Peter Wimsey is on the case! The aristocratic amateur detective, accompanied by his camera-bearing manservant Bunter, follows a trail of blood as he pursues stock market manipulation, medical malpractice and Lord Brocklebury's edition of Dante.

But the curious case of the bathing body turns darker and deadlier as Lord Peter uncovers a ghastly crime.

Published in 1923, "Whose Body?" was Dorothy L. Sayer's debut novel, and Bill Peschel has provided hundreds of notes to guide the reader through Lord Peter's world, describing words, objects and ideas that were familiar to Sayers' readers but might be obscure or unknown today.

"The Complete, Annotated Whose Body" contains more than 40,000 words of commentary on Sayers' novel and her world, helping readers to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of one of mystery's great detectives.

"The Complete, Annotated Whose Body" contains:

* More than 500 notes on England's personalities, aristocracy, politics, religion, history, society, and literature.

* Three maps of London showing locations important to the novel.

* Essays about England in the 1920s, such as anti-Semitism, Argentine banks and notorious criminals.

* Timelines of the life of Dorothy L. Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey's cases.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013100992
Publisher: Peschel Press
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 285
Sales rank: 1,148,330
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

One of the great mystery novelists of the 20th century, DOROTHY L. SAYERS was born in Oxford in 1893 and was one of the first women to be granted a degree by Oxford University. She wrote more than a dozen Lord Peter novels and short stories, and three more were written by Jill Paton Walsh based on Sayers' manuscripts and notes. Sayers was also noted for her Christian writings and plays and her translation of Dante. She died in 1957.

BILL PESCHEL is a longtime journalist and fan of Dorothy L. Sayers whose Wimsey Annotations project at his website continues to delight and enlighten fans. His first book, "Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts and Misanthropes" was published by Penguin's Perigee Books. He lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Date of Birth:

June 13, 1893

Date of Death:

December 17, 1957

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England


B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
anyone who loves a good mystery would like this. peter wimsey is an icon of detective fiction created by dorothy sayers for readers of firsyt half of twentieth century, the story line is very intricate and i have yet to find anything like it anywhere..iin fact i would like to see any contemporary book or television detective solve it. enjoy the period detail of english culture as well..would be good masterpiece mystery.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And they were made into two different tv series back in the 70s and early 80s. But no film does justice to the narrative voice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of whose body have all rhe sayers books one thing no one ever mentions because it was only entioned