Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life Book Summary and Study Guide

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Known to many as the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the bestselling author of a dozen detective novels, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a complex woman - moved, she said, by 'a careless rage for life'. She is characterised here as a brilliant student, playwright, novelist, controversial Christian apologist, witty, bawdy, not bearing fools gladly - and 'terrified of emotion'. This biography is well written and draws on the thousands of letters Sayers wrote. Her unconventional life, including sad marriage and attendant tradegy, is all here.
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Plot & Themes

Romance    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   in love with mixedup person    -   marriage coming apart Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   trouble in high school    -   alienated from society Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women fighting for rights    -   religious issues Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   British Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Family, ill    -   Yes Who?    -   husband because he/she is    -   alcoholic/druggie Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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