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Yers countless times if I had been rating books then this one would have been around 35 But now I m a lot fond of assertive heroines while both leading characters are very prone to irrational Actions I M At The Original I m looking at the original date 1941 If I was a reader WW2 I certainly would have wanted frothy fast paced fun rather than grim reality But ust to get an idea of the fantastic sums of money being thrown around in this book check out this currency converter note it stopped being updated in 2005 Gulp the pace on this one never lets upDeb may be uick tempered but she is also loyal kind inventive when her aunt needs help with her gambling house she doesn t hesitate to step in even though she must have realised that she was putting paid to any chance of an eligible marriage leaving herself open to far less savoury offers But she doesn t waste time in regrets While Max is never given much in personality other than he is autocratic skilled in gambling the romance is allowed to gradually unfold This is skillfully done special mention to some of the minor characters Deb s aunt Lady Bellingham is one of my favourites scatty yet kind GH gives her some the book s best lines I think Kit is the most horrible of all the unsatisfactory brothers in GH s stories It made me wonder if either of GH s own brothers had done anything to upset her at the time of writing Shallow disloyal self absorbed view spoiler he betrays Deb when she most needs help uses force against her to get his own way hide spoiler ScrumptiousI can t type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this entire ending is the outside of enough I pity the fool who doesn t indulge in the occasional Heyer A diet of them would be akin to steamed pudding for breakfast ueen of Puddings for lunch and a Pavlova for dinner but damme how they are like vintage champagne served with an exuisite entremet. Arkably handsome witty and he could scarcely believe it well bred Nevertheless he expected she'd be grateful far the price he offered to give up her young suitor Arrogant Ravenscar always gets his way and comes to buy her off an insult so scathing that it leads to a volley of passionate reprisals escalating between them to a level of flair and fury that can only have one conclusion As they lock horns they become increasingly drawn to each other Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements has Ravenscar finally met his mat.
Georgette Heyer É 3 charactersAuse and reason for the continued contempt people direct AT FEMALE ROMANTIC WRITING ABOUT THAT ERA OR EVEN female romantic writing about that era Or even female writing I writing about that era Or even ust female writing I t even scorn those who do so because they are absolutely completely rightWhere Jane Austen wrote acerbic brilliantly sarcastic and often even cynical accounts of what it meant to be female and constrained by the rules and laws of that era and how women were reduced to hunt and grovel for male support and left not the slightest doubt about how she despised this Georgette Heyer erects some fantasy Disney world in which she feasted The Empire sexism misogyny and classism Which is morbid Indeed there are enough scholars who have proven that Heyer looked at the Regency from the point of view of a negatively thinking sexist racist classist and terminally reactionary 20th century conservative who not only was worse than any and all of her contemporaries she also is much much worse than any of her ilk of the Regency era And she traded these negative properties to the majority of the contemporary authors trying hard to emulate and repeat her writing style because well because she invented it Looked
without the rose coloured glasses is toxicI wish she had stayed with her crime novels and never unleashed her dolls house version of Regency Gah 2019 ReviewMax Ravenscar s kidnapping is truly one of my favorite scenes in all of Heyer s works I love the banter between him an Deb the dismissal of her brother the moment he walks back into the house when everyone thinks he is tied up in the basement It is all gold pure gold 2018 ReviewSo much witty banter Deb certainly represents an older Heyer heroine but she comes across emotional maybe Or perhaps impulsive is a better word like a younger heroine 2017 ReviewOnce again breaking my rule about not interfering with past ratings to bump this one up a star I really I ve read this book like most He. Are convinced she is a fortune hunterLady Mablethorpe was aghast Her young son Adrian wanted to get married Miss Deborah Grantham a gambling club wench Thus she sent her trusted nephew the vastly wealthy clever and imperturbable Max Ravenscar speeding to the faro tables to buy the hussy off A renowned gamester and the first to own that he is untroubled by a romantic disposition Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference preferring horses cockfighting or cardsTo Ravenscar's surprise Deb turned out to be besides rem. .AT WITHOUT THE ROSE COLOURED GLASSES
45 starsCharming I smiled the TIME IT TOOK ME READ it took me to read novel the battle of the sexes of the first order set in Regency England Max is a rich powerful and arrogant aristocrat When he learns that his younger cousin twenty year old Adrian is in love with a girl from a gaming house a painted harpy in his opinion and contemplates matrimony Max is aghast He would stop at nothing to cut the connection His first step is to buy off the greedy female In Deb he meets his match She is not painted nor greedy nor a harpy and she doesn t contemplate matrimony at least not to Adrian who is five years her unior She is as proud as Max but unfortunately her family hit the hard times and she has no choice but to help her aunt in her gaming establishment When Max offers Deb 10000 pounds to break off her non existing engagement to Adrian she flies into indignation Of course such a sum would help her aunt pay off all her debts but how dares that insufferable man insult her so How dares he presume she is for sale She wouldn t take a farthing of his money She would teach him a lessonAnd so the battle commences tit for tat After Read a long long loooong time ago review also long overdue because people tend to ask when I scoffGeorgette Heyer wrote a pretentious anachronistic pseudo scientific retcon version of the regency era concentrated her allegedly so realistic writing on less than 300 people and those few they interacted with within a world spanning empire obliterated in a fell stroke everything else happening during a time which was one of the most important of industrialisation and science not to speak of featuring the major political upheaval of an entire continent And she all but killed doing all the above any serious engagement of female writers with said And she all but killed doing all the above any serious engagement of female writers with said Not ust that her books and how they reduce everything to a mere play of manners for or less silly goals are Skilled in the art of card playing Deborah Grantham a gambler's daughter uses that skill as her sole means of support as mistress of her aunt's elegant and exclusive gaming club in 18th century London The beautiful young must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability preferably without accepting either of two repugnant offers One is from an older very rich and rather corpulent lord whose reputation for licentious behavior disgusts her; the other from the young puppyish scion of a noble family whose relatives. ,