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Loving Faster than LightRomance and Readers in Einstein's Universe$
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Katy Price

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226680736

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226680750.001.0001

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A Freak Sort of Planet: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Cosmic Bachelors

A Freak Sort of Planet: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Cosmic Bachelors

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(p.128) Five A Freak Sort of Planet: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Cosmic Bachelors
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Loving Faster than Light
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Katy Price

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680750.003.0006

This chapter analyzes three stories of Dorothy L. Sayers, an author and avid reader of popular physics. These stories include The Documents in the Case, The Image in the Mirror, and Absolutely Elsewhere. This chapter shows how Sayers made popular physics a symptom of the postwar male disorientation that had to be overcome in order to initiate successful modern marriage and explores her deployment of Einstein themes as a social phenomenon rooted in characters' reading habits.

Keywords:   Dorothy L. Sayers, popular physics, The Documents in the Case, The Image in the Mirror, Absolutely Elsewhere, postwar male disorientation, Einstein themes

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