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Dorothy L. Sayers Writing Styles in Whose Body?: A Lord Peter Wimsey Novel

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Point of View

The book is written in third person, largely from the perspective of Lord Peter Wimsey, though there are occasional aspects of the story presented from some other point of view. The author does not use a typical perspective in that the reader is granted all the information Peter knows as he learns it, but is left to deduce what the various clues and pieces of information actually mean. While this may be disappointing to some readers, this use of suspense through perspective is a common literary tool, especially during the time of this author's work. One particular scene that uses a perspective other than that of Peter occurs when Peter is late for the luncheon. In that scene, Peter is late and his mother meets Milligan for the first time. Their conversation is related to the reader though Peter is not yet in attendance. The perspective...

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