Dorothy L. Sayers's Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 2) PDF

By Dorothy L. Sayers

First released in nice Britain in 1926 by way of T. Fisher Unwin

A must-read for lovers of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey is the immortal beginner sleuth created by means of Dorothy L Sayers.

The Duke of Denver, accused of homicide, stands trial for his lifestyles in the home of Lords.

Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - it is a kinfolk affair. The homicide came about on the duke's capturing inn and Lord Peter's sister used to be engaged to marry the lifeless man.

But why does the duke refuse to co-operate with the research? Can he rather be in charge, or is he masking up for somebody?

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30 If flesh enslaves or corrupts, the implication is that there is something there to be enslaved and corrupted: some part of the self that is not flesh. 31 The Augustinian formula of an ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ man was widely used throughout the Middle Ages to evoke a sense of the self, fractured and polarised by sin. The outer and inner man,Augustine said, are like Adam and Christ. Where one signifies corruptible, fallen humanity, the other holds the promise of man’s 24 S I G H T A N D E M B O D I M E N T I N T H E M I D D L E AG E S renewal in the ‘image and likeness of God’.

And as the embodiment of the flesh, Eve was united in nature and purpose with the serpent. 15 Not just because we are tempted by sensual pleasures as Eve was tempted by the serpent, but because sensuality is a movement. 17 In fact, in The Trinity the serpent provides Augustine with an image of the fall:‘the slippery movement of falling away [from the good] takes possession of the careless little by little . 19 In other words, because bodily sensations are (for the most part) pleasurable, the sensitive soul is drawn towards the source of those sensations.

22 In this sense, the ‘fall’ of vision describes the slippery—one might say serpentine—descent of the body and soul, from their original condition of complementarity to their present state of fleshly discord. The fleshly eye, then, is the eye held in thrall by earthly delights, and moved by sensual desires.

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