WWW Wednesday – 4-1-2015

I suffer an occasional outburst of republican annoyance at Sayers’ class prejudice, for the central conceit of her mysteries is like the central conceit of Amanda Cross’s mystery series about the English professor and her copper boyfriend…that being well-born and well-educated fits one not only to be heroically useful to society, but to a just claim to an almost racial superiority. That’s all right. She does it very well, and it’s not as if the class she writes about has survived to annoy me today.

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Percy’s Boys

In another post  I mentioned Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel. I think it serves as an example of a story that caught the imagination of the following century, even though the book itself these days is barely readable: dull plot, … Continue reading