Dorothy L. Sayers Writing Styles in Gaudy Night

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view with the author, Dorothy L. Sayers, functioning as the narrator. There is a good deal of dialogue in the book which allows each character to present his/her own views and opinions and allows the reader to get to know the various characters.

The use of the third person is appropriate for this kind of novel. It allows the author to provide details on background, scenery and other information that is useful to the reader. This gives the reader a more complete picture of what is happening, something the reader would not have if the first person point of view was used. Then the knowledge of the reader would be confined to the knowledge of the storyteller. The point of view of the third person is the best choice for this kind of novel.

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