Editorial Reviews. Review. “The Corinthian remains one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books a treat and a keeper.” – Lesa’s Book Critiques “hilarious. Georgette Heyer wrote The Corinthian a few months after the tragic death of her brother-in-law, a close friend, in one of the early battles of. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Heyer, ioned.

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I was anticipating a straight-forward little adventure story so was surprised and delighted with how many times the plot circled an If you’ve ever read Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and have seen Julie Andrews play Maria von Trapp in “The Sound of Music,” then you know you’ll be in for a treat with this book! And so is the Corinthian too, but I won’t spoil your awakening to him.

Looking forward to adding this one to my library. He has friends, has a believable se Re-Read I generally find Heyer covers don’t match the book, but this one seems particularly egregious. Would you like us to take another look at this review? There’s also a stolen diamond necklace subplot to add to the craziness. He is her tutor, her A fun romp through the regency period.

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Penelope and Sir Richard’s first encounter happens very soon and it is one of the loveliest I’ve read so far. They want me to marry him. There is a mystery and a crime in “The Corinthian”. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 7th, Griffin to marry her son Frederick.

By putting on a boy’s clothes, Penn gets to participate in the adventures as well, and greets thd every circumstance with unimpaired good spirits.


That’s the danger with Heyer – she A very sweet and jolly Heyer novel. Yes, there is an age difference. The stammering man also complicates matters and nearly er “bubbles” Pen’s scheme.

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Novels by Georgette Heyer. I had mixed feelings about the ending. By the time he had reached the opposite kerbstone, the mysterious georgtete had arrived, somewhat fortuitously, at the end of his improvised rope, and was dangling precariously above the shallow area, trying with one desperate foot to find some kind of resting-place on the wall of the house. They are a sorry lot yet I do sort of have some sympathy for them. Right away the characters leapt off the page and I could easily see and hear them in my head.


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I felt that the story spiraled almost out of control in the later chapters; I became exhausted trying to keep up with all the to-ing and fro-ing and all the conversations at cross-purpose. There’s George, Richard’s brother-in-law, who seems like a decent gentleman but is completely henpecked!

The characters are top notch as usual with Heyer and the humor is as amusing as ever. And a heroic rescue When Sir Richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can’t allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector. Oct 31, Kris rated it really liked it Shelves: In this series View all Book 5.

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Okaaay, I’m not going to think about that too hard. The fashionable Sir Richard Wyndham is desperately seeking a way out of offering marriage heeyr the icy Melissa Brandon.

The minor characters, while being familiar, had enough life to become more than cardboard cut-outs. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. There were many interesting secondary characters that appealed to me as well.


Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Why on earth does the girl on the front cover have brown hair and the dress of a Victorian lady?

So I ran away. Her writing career began inwhen she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth. Now his mother and sister are pressuring him into offering for the woman his father promised him too in childhood.

The Marquess and the Midwife. Cute story, but I don’t dig chicks-in-pants very much. She is a brilliant London heires with and lavish life, and a proposed marriage to her repulsive fish-lipped cousin, a man she loathed. Views Read Edit View history. That part hooked me.

The story isn’t even vaguely realistic, but it’s great comedy. Anyway, georgettte into this book expecting bizarre, ridiculous and unrealistic but humorous adventures with a wild young chap called “Pen” PG nearly no violence,few swears and the only thing bumping this up to a PG is that some people may not like that at the end the hero georgettf Penelope who is still in boys cloths in front of a stagecoach full of people.

And a tempo of the story is steady or increasing, never boring. Innocent and brave heroine Pen and handsome and honourable hero Richard are both charmers and I was thoroughly rooting for their love story. The Duke of Defiance. There was a corinthiah.