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

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

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 258 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780873386654
  • DDC分類 823.912

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In this volume, Robert McGregor and Ethan Lewis explroe how novelist Dorothy L. Sayers used her fictional hero, Sir Peter Wimsey, 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii
Introduction: England, Sayers, and Lord Peter 1 (8)
Lord Peter Begins a Career 9 (32)
Lord Peter Discovers the Possibilities 41 (40)
Lord Peter Acquires a Soul 81 (37)
Lord Peter Displays His Range 118(37)
Lord Peter Achieves a Balance 155(37)
Lord Peter and the Long Week-End 192(19)
Appendix A: Coordinated Timeline 211(6)
Appendix B: On Sayers and the Sonnet 217(6)
Notes 223(18)
Bibliography 241(10)
Index 251