Dorothy L. Sayers

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The English scholar and novelist Dorothy L. Sayers penned numerous mystery stories, featuring the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey. An archetype for the British gentleman detective, this unique literary detective is a dilettante that solves mysteries for his own amusement, often assisted by his valet Bunter. The first novel in the series, ‘Whose Body?’ (1923), was followed by a string of bestselling mysteries that are the epitome of the Golden Age of Detective fiction. In later years, Sayers turned to writing scholarly translations, theological plays and non-fiction works, seeking to explain the central doctrines of Christianity clearly and concisely. This comprehensive eBook presents Sayers’ complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and bonus material. (Version 1)

Please note: this eBook is only for sale to customers located in Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines, South Africa and any other 50 year countries due to copyright restrictions. European release year: 2028; estimated American year: 2053.

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Description

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Sayers’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the major texts
* All 16 Lord Peter Wimsey books, with individual contents tables
* Includes the collaborative ‘Detection Club’ novels, with rare works appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Notable translations available in no other collection
* Includes rare plays and non-fiction
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

CONTENTS:

The Lord Peter Wimsey Books
Whose Body? (1923)
Clouds of Witness (1926)
Unnatural Death (1927)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928)
Lord Peter Views the Body (1928)
Strong Poison (1930)
The Five Red Herrings (1931)
Have His Carcase (1932)
Murder Must Advertise (1933)
Hangman’s Holiday (1933)
The Nine Tailors (1934)
Gaudy Night (1935)
Busman’s Honeymoon (1937)
In the Teeth of the Evidence (1939)
The Wimsey Papers (1940)
Striding Folly (1972)

The Collaborative Novels
The Documents in the Case (1930)
The Floating Admiral (1931) [one chapter cannot appear due to copyright restrictions]
Ask a Policeman (1933) [one chapter cannot appear due to copyright restrictions]
Six against the Yard (1936)
Double Death (1939) [one chapter cannot appear due to copyright restrictions]

The Shorter Fiction
A Treasury of Sayers Stories (1958)

The Translations
Tristan in Brittany (1929)
Dante’s Hell (1949)
Dante’s Purgatory (1955)
The Song of Roland (1957)

The Plays
The Zeal of Thy House (1938)
He That Should Come (1938)
The Devil to Pay (1939)
The Just Vengeance (1946)

The Non-Fiction
The Greatest Drama Ever Staged (1938)
Strong Meat (1939)
The Mind of the Maker (1941)
Unpopular Opinions (1946)
The Lost Tools of Learning (1948)

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