Search Results: "Dorothy L. Sayers"


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DOROTHY L. SAYERS by Barbara Reynolds
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Fans of Lord Peter may feel let down. (Thirty b&w photographs)"
Another ``interim report'' on the life (1893-1957) of the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and reluctant Christian apologist, by a longtime friend, completer of Sayers's translation of Dante and author of The Passionate Intellect: Dorothy L. Sayers' Encounter with Dante (1989- -not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

Best known as the creator of the enduringly popular sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, Sayers gives us glimpses of her life in this selection of vivid and often entertaining correspondence. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 17, 1998

"Followers of Wimsey's sleuthing may not enjoy following Sayers's prolix letters on Christianity."
Lord Peter Wimsey's creator turns her attention—and correspondence—to the Lord Himself. Read full book review >

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CREED OR CHAOS? by Dorothy L. Sayers
NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 1949

"A highly individualistic, stimulating exposition with much spiritual significance as well."
With an intellectual brilliance which characterizes all that Dorothy Sayers has written, whether in the religious field or that of the mystery, this is a trenchant consideration of dogma, and its value as the basic structure of the Christian faith. Read full book review >

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BEGIN HERE by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: May 1, 1941

"However, Dorothy Sayers' name, in this connection, may arouse some curiosity as to what she has to contribute."
It seems to me it is almost too bad this book is being published, at this time and in this form. Read full book review >

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THE MIND OF THE MAKER by Dorothy L. Sayers
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1941

"A book for thoughtful readers and students."
Abstruse, often paradoxical, but remarkable in many ways is this volume which analyses the metaphor of God as a Creator, using as concrete examples men and women in the field of creative activity, ranging from Shakespeare to Joyce. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S HOLIDAY by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 1933

Detection at its neatest in a group of short stories, in which the familiar figure of Peter Wimsey, and a newcomer, Montague Egg, play their parts. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 21, 1939

"For the drama shelf."
Miss Sayers' second poetic drama written for and presented at the Festival at Canterbury Cathedral. Read full book review >

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THE NINE TAILORS by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 1934

"Dorothy Sayers at her best."
Missing emeralds, unexpected corpses, a cryptogran, erudition, a touch of the macabre, an old church with ringing bells, and Peter Wimsy performing feats of deduction and exercising his freakish humor. Read full book review >

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THE ZEAL OF THY HOUSE by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: Sept. 30, 1937

"One cannot see a wide market, however."
A play first presented at the festival at Canterbury Cathedral and well received. Read full book review >

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GAUDY NIGHT by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 1936

"Chance for a double sale — on fiction and on mystery tables."
We hereby promote Dorothy Sayers from the straight mystery classification, and put her into the category of novel-cum-detection-cum-psychology. Read full book review >