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Georgette Heyer (1902–1974)

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Georgette Heyer was born on August 16, 1902 at Wimbledon, London. She wrote The Black Moth as a story for her brother Boris. Her father, impressed with his daughter's imagination, suggested that she prepare it to be published, which it was by Constable in 1921. Having scored an instant success with näytä lisää The Black Moth at the age of nineteen under her own name, Georgette Heyer, she experimented with a pseudonym, Stella Martin, for her third book, published by Mills & Boon. She continued writing and in 1925 she married Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. After reasonable but not spectacular sales from her first few books the instant success of These Old Shades in 1926 brought her a solid source of income which was very necessary at the time since the family relied to a large extent on the income from Georgette Heyer's writing. She wrote over fifty books during her lifetime and created the Regency England genre of romance novels. She died on July 4, 1974 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

The Grand Sophy (1950) 2,990 kappaletta
Frederica (1965) 2,409 kappaletta
Onnen velka (1926) 2,384 kappaletta
Cotillion (1953) 2,275 kappaletta
Venetia (1958) 2,172 kappaletta
Arabella (1949) 2,160 kappaletta
Paholainen rakastuu (1932) 2,151 kappaletta
Sylvester (1957) 1,848 kappaletta
The Convenient Marriage (1934) 1,824 kappaletta
Lady of Quality (1972) 1,719 kappaletta
The Nonesuch (1962) 1,709 kappaletta
Regency Buck (1935) 1,672 kappaletta
Black Sheep (1966) 1,655 kappaletta
Friday's Child (1944) 1,647 kappaletta
Faro's Daughter (1941) 1,633 kappaletta
Maailmanmies (1940) 1,624 kappaletta
The Black Moth (1921) 1,612 kappaletta
The Masqueraders (1928) 1,582 kappaletta
The Reluctant Widow (1946) 1,579 kappaletta
Onnensormus (1936) 1,568 kappaletta
The Quiet Gentleman (1951) 1,532 kappaletta
The Unknown Ajax (1959) 1,527 kappaletta
Bath Tangle (1955) 1,510 kappaletta
A Civil Contract (1961) 1,469 kappaletta
False Colours (1963) 1,467 kappaletta
Sprig Muslin (1956) 1,429 kappaletta
The Foundling (1948) 1,425 kappaletta
Kate-serkku (1968) 1,402 kappaletta
The Toll-Gate (1954) 1,363 kappaletta
Charity Girl (1970) 1,318 kappaletta
April Lady (1957) 1,204 kappaletta
An Infamous Army (1937) 1,188 kappaletta
Powder and Patch (1923) — Pseudonym, eräät painokset1,187 kappaletta
Why Shoot A Butler? (1933) 1,021 kappaletta
Footsteps in the Dark (1932) 1,002 kappaletta
Beauvallet (1929) 985 kappaletta
Death in the Stocks (1935) 981 kappaletta
Envious Casca (1941) 974 kappaletta
Behold, Here's Poison (1936) 911 kappaletta
A Blunt Instrument (1938) 878 kappaletta
They Found Him Dead (1937) 865 kappaletta
The Unfinished Clue (1934) 844 kappaletta
No Wind of Blame (1939) 835 kappaletta
The Spanish Bride (1940) 834 kappaletta
Pistols for Two (1960) 802 kappaletta
Sotkuinen syyllisyys (1953) 780 kappaletta
Duplicate Death (1951) 755 kappaletta
Penhallow (1942) 657 kappaletta
The Conqueror (1931) 632 kappaletta
My Lord John (1975) 578 kappaletta
Simon the Coldheart (1925) 570 kappaletta
Royal Escape (1938) 566 kappaletta
Snowdrift and Other Stories (2016) 170 kappaletta
The Great Roxhythe (1923) 110 kappaletta
Pastel (1929) 60 kappaletta
Instead of the Thorn (1923) — Pseudonym, eräät painokset52 kappaletta
Lady of Quality + Charity Girl (2010) 51 kappaletta
Helen (1928) 49 kappaletta
Barren Corn (1930) 46 kappaletta
April Lady + Pistols for Two (1998) 39 kappaletta
Venetia [abridged] (2010) 33 kappaletta
Sylvester [abridged] (2009) 28 kappaletta
Devil's Cub + False Colours (1966) 21 kappaletta
Arabella + The Corinthian (2005) 15 kappaletta
Pursuit [short story] (1939) 9 kappaletta
Full Moon (Short-Story) (1948) 7 kappaletta
These Old Shades/Devil's Cub (2004) 6 kappaletta
Runaway Match [short story] (1936) 5 kappaletta
Georgette Heyer 4 kappaletta
Lady, Your Pardon (Short-Story) (1937) 4 kappaletta
The Little Lady [short story] (2019) 3 kappaletta
Night at the Inn (Short-Story) (1960) 3 kappaletta
The Chinese Shawl [short story] (2019) 2 kappaletta
Georgette Heyer Compendium (1984) 2 kappaletta
Pistols forTwo 1 kappale
Devil's Cub + Regency Buck (1999) 1 kappale
Bath Miss (Short-Story) (1960) 1 kappale
Pink Domino (Short-Story) (1960) 1 kappale
The Duel (Short-Story) (1960) 1 kappale
Hazard [short story] (1960) 1 kappale
Snowdrift (Short-Story) (1960) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Bodies from the Library (2018) — Avustaja — 127 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
The Anthology of Love and Romance (1994) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Suspense, August 1958 [Vol. 1, No. 1] (1958) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Heyer, Georgette
Virallinen nimi
Rougier, Georgette Heyer
Muut nimet
Martin, Stella
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
London, England, UK
lung cancer
England, UK
Wimbledon, England, UK
Paris, France
Royal College of Music
historical novelist
crime novelist
Oman, Carola (friend)
Rougier, George Ronald (husband)
Heyer, George (father)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Blue Plaque
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Georgette Heyer wrote meticulously researched historical-romance novels, specializing in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth-century, and was most famous for her Regency novels. She lived a sheltered childhood and at age 17, created a serial story to amuse her brother Boris, who was ill; their father asked her to prepare it for publication and his agent found a publisher for it -- this became The Black Moth (1921), about a disgraced young aristocrat who becomes a highwayman. According to Georgette Heyer's biographer Jane Aiken Hodge, that first novel contained many of the elements that would become standard for Heyer's works, the "saturnine male lead, the marriage in danger, the extravagant wife, and the group of idle, entertaining young men." Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one detective thriller each year. Her books were highly popular both in the UK and the USA and she remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers.



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The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

I remember reading Georgette Heyer in high school and loving all of the books that my father passed on to me. I am not sure if I liked them because he suggested them or if it was because they swept me into romance and all I could think about then was boys, kissing them, and one day getting married. Since I had such fond memories of books by this author, I was eager to revisit this book. Once again, I found that a book I once loved was not as fun to read today.

I am not sure if my disenchantment had to do with the changes in writing style over the past half century+ since I read this book or if it was something else. I felt the book was not in tune with the era it was written about and it did not resonate with me – I had trouble getting into the story, didn’t find myself caring about any of the characters, or what was happening in their lives. I seemed more worried about the monkey, dog and parrot than the people and that gave me pause. I opted to skim a bit but not read it cover to cover because I decided that I would prefer to return to my memories of reading it long ago and how I felt then rather than read and not enjoy the story this time around. It may be a classic and worth reading but not worth reading right now for me.

Thank you to NetGalley and SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca for the ARC – This is my honest review.

2-3 Stars
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CathyGeha | 133 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 19, 2024 |
Basically this book is Barbieheimer, if the Barbie part were a historical Regency romance novel and the Oppenheimer part were a dry, grim Napoleonic war novel. In fact, the heroine's name is actually Barbara so that works perfectly! She's a young widow who is so beautiful and bewitching that she's constantly surrounded by enthralled lovesick men. She's scandalous because she flirts with all of them and paints her toenails gold like a Parisian prostitute!! Quel horreur!!! Alexa, play "Maneater" (either version works fine). The hero is Colonel Audrey, a dashing handsome man who is sensible and respectable; this is contradicted in the text by him falling in love with Barbara at first sight and proposing like the second time they meet, as well as him being stupid enough to think Barbara will stop being such a scandalous flirt after they're engaged, despite her telling him straight to his face that she won't stop and will keep doing whatever she wants. He's like "no you won't" and then gets all surprised Pikachu face when she does. Who could have foreseen this??? I don't get why he had to be so much older than her (about ten years). GH really had a thing for older male love interests.

The war half of this book is about the Duke of Wellington planning/preparing for war, which mostly seems to consist of him writing letters during the day and then going to balls and dances at night. He's basically the third main character of this book. Audrey is one of his aides, and other aids and their love interests are side characters. This part of the book is very dry and boring; when we get to the Battle of Waterloo it's very violent and sad with all the deaths and injuries. The two halves of the book are very inharmonious and the nonexistent transitions between the two are jarring. It'll be like: "Her eyes flashing, Barbara bounded away. [paragraph break] The Duke of Wellington sat down to write a letter..." Heyer really did her research (she has a bibliography in the back of the book) and did her best to write about the Duke of Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo in an accurate way, but it would have been better if she'd split the two books up. Pick a lane, Heyer. Barbarloo was not fun; at least Barbieheimer was two different films so you could choose to skip one.

Check out my review, plus trigger warnings, at https://fileundermichellaneous.blogspot.com/2024/05/book-review-infamous-army-by...
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Mialro | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 16, 2024 |
Arabella is the oldest daughter of an impoverished country parson. She is headed to London to stay with her godmother and meets Robert Beaumaris. She lets herself be provoked by him and what she says begins a charade that is very entertaining.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Arabella's character and I really liked Roberts as well. I liked that the romance evolved over time. One complaint I have with Georgette Heyer regency books is the romance often feels a little icky with the man being quite a bit older and treating the woman like a child. That was not the case in this book which I was very happy about.

I loved the relationship between Robert and his dog Ulysses. I found it very humorous. I also really enjoyed the scene with the chimney boy.
There was quite a bit of humor in this book. Most of the book is from Arabella's POV and some is from Roberts but there is also a bit from Arabella's brother Bertram. I didn't enjoy those parts as much.
There is some blasphemy and some thoughts of suicide by one character, other than that it is a clean read.
I would recommend this book as a very enjoyable read.
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Piper29 | 65 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 13, 2024 |
This book started really slowly for me but about halfway through it got much more interesting and I started to enjoy it a lot more. I really like the enemies to lovers trope and this one didn't disappoint and the second half of the journey getting there was enjoyable. There's the inevitable misunderstandings, the assumptions, but then let's throw in a kidnapping for fun!
I liked Deborah Grantham's strong character but found her aunt a little bit annoying. If she's having such bad money troubles then maybe she should pay attention to what she's spending!
I think we definitely need to bring back drinking chocolate in the morning! "...Lady Bellingham, sipping her early chocolate in bed..."
Overall it was a good book, not my favorite of this author but enjoyable.
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Piper29 | 55 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 13, 2024 |


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