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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey) by  Dorothy L Sayers - Hardcover - 5th imp - 1939 - from Inklings & Yarnspinners (SKU: IYC132343)

Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey)

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Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey)

by Sayers, Dorothy L

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Good, 5th impression (1st pub 1923), unclipped d/j (bumped and chipped, in protective sleeve), blue boards, faded spine titling
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1939. 5th imp. h/b. Good, 5th impression (1st pub 1923), unclipped d/j (bumped and chipped, in protective sleeve), blue boards, faded spine titling; text block intact but a little loose (forward lean), pages unmarked. Owner's inscription ffep.. 12mo (190 x 130 / 7_"" x 5""). Dorothy L. SayerÕs first novel, Whose Body?, introduced the world to the aristocratic crime fighter Lord Peter Wimsey, who featured in fourteen subsequent novels and short stories. Athletic, scholarly, stylish and sharp, Lord Peter Wimsey became one of the most popular and beloved heroes of the genre. In WimseyÕs first case, he undertakes an investigation to discover the identity and the murderer of a man who is found in a bathtub wearing nothing but a pince-nez. An ingenious and intricate plot follows that essentially announced the advent of a new star in the firmament of detective story writing, and one of the first magnitude.

Synopsis

Whose Body? is the first novel written by Dorothy L. Sayers, and was first published in England by T. Fisher Unwin in 1923. This crime novel begins with the discovery of the naked body of a murder victim in the bathtub, and the confusion surrounding the identity of the victim. Sayers was a popular author in her lifetime, and is well known for feminist ideas, though she described here characterizations of both men and women as being descriptions of "ordinary human beings." Whose Body? is The first book of the Lord Peter Wimsey Series, which is popular among fans of detective stories still, almost a century after it was first published.

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Bookseller
Inklings & Yarnspinners GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
IYC132343
Title
Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey)
Author
Sayers, Dorothy L
Format/binding
H/b
Book condition
Used - Good, 5th impression (1st pub 1923), unclipped d/j (bumped and chipped, in protective sleeve), blue boards, faded spine titling
Quantity-available
1
Edition
5th imp
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Victor Gollancz
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1939
Pages
288
Keywords
fiction, detective, DLSayers, Inklings
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.35 g
Size
12mo (190 x 130 / 7_\"\" x 5\"\")

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INKLINGS & YARNSPINNERSA new online bookshop forFIRST & SIGNED EDITIONS, RARE BOOKSA particular focus on:- The Oxford Inklings with their Friends & Influences (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Barfield, Williams, Chesterton, Macdonald, Sayers, etc)- Great 20th Century Novelists (e.g. Graham Greene & John le Carré; Anthony Powell & Evelyn Waugh; P. D. James etc)- Great 20th Century Poets (e.g. T. S. Eliot, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Stevie Smith, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas, etc)- Christian Theology (e.g. from library sales)

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