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A notable novelist, translator and playwright, she is best known for her Lord Peter Wimsey series and other works of detective fiction. She considered her translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy to be her finest work.
She attended Somerville College, Oxford and included elements of her university experience in her 1935 novel, Gaudy Night. She published her first literary work– a poetry collection–in 1916.
In addition to writings books, she penned memorable jingles for advertising agencies.
How did Dorothy L. Sayers die?
She was 64 years old. Miss Sayers was found early today in the hall of her house by her gardener. A post- mortem examination determined that she had died of a coronary thrombosis.
|Cause of death||Coronary thrombosis|
|Age of death||64 years|
|Birthday||June 13, 1893|
|Death date||December 17, 1957|
|Place of death||Witham, United Kingdom|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Those who make some other person their job... are dangerous."Dorothy L. Sayers
"Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force."Dorothy L. Sayers
"Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him."Dorothy L. Sayers
"Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward we must believe in age."Dorothy L. Sayers
"Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds."Dorothy L. Sayers