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Book Title: Lady of Quality/Charity Girl|
The author of the book: Georgette Heyer
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 838 KB
Edition: Fall River Press
Date of issue: April 12th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781435123960
Read full description of the books Lady of Quality/Charity Girl:Lady of Quality is the story of Miss Annis Wychwood, a proud and independent young woman living on her own in Bath in the early nineteenth century. Bored by the few suitors who have called on her, Annis is resigned to a future of serene solitude until adventure enters her life in the person of Miss Lucilla Carleton, an heiress seeking to escape an arranged marriage. Opportunity follows in the person of Mr. Oliver Carleton, Lucilla's guardian. Oliver is the rudest man Annis has ever metand the only one who has ever provoked strong feelings from her. Sparks fly from the friction between them, and neither is prepared for the romance they ignite.
Charity Girl is the tale of another runaway, Miss Charity Steane, who is in flight from her aunt's household when the Viscount Desford encounters her on the road to London. Chivalry dictates that Desford help the naïve Charity, and propriety demands that he lodge her with his dear friend Henrietta Silverdale. With Charity in the picture, Henrietta's feelings toward Desford warm, and the Viscount soon finds himself torn between two women in a gentle comedy of manners and mishaps.
Full of charm and delight, Lady of Quality and Charity Girl are two jewels in the crown of the writer regarded as the Queen of Regency romance.
Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) wrote her first novel when she was fifteen and saw it published when she was nineteen. In a career that spanned more than half a century, she wrote more than fifty novels, including historical and modern romances and detective fiction. She was highly respected for her research, historical accuracy, and extraordinary plots andcharacters.
Read information about the authorGeorgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.
In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers. Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.
Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity. She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point. She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Stella Martin.
Her Regencies were inspired by Jane Austen, but unlike Austen, who wrote about and for the times in which she lived, Heyer was forced to include copious information about the period so that her readers would understand the setting. While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer's greatest asset.
Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.
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