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Whose Body? by  Dorothy L SAYERS - First Edition - from Shellhouse Books (SKU: PSHB7702)

Whose Body?

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Whose Body?

by SAYERS, Dorothy L

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Boni and Liveright, 1923. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original blue cloth with black rules and lettering to front and spine, very slight corner wear, small brown mark on rear board, with extremely clean pages and endpapers, no foxing at all, and no 'Inc' on the title page. An unusually nice copy of the author's first novel, introducing Lord Peter Wimsey, the stylish English aristocrat and amateur detective. The US edition preceded the UK edition, so this is also the true first printing, and is scarce thus.


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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Whose Body?
SAYERS, Dorothy L
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Boni and Liveright, 1923
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About Shellhouse Books

Shellhouse Books offers a range of modern first editions, of high quality, many of which are rare and uncommon. Specialities are English fiction and poetry, travel and some children's books and science fiction titles.


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