After reading The Grand Sophy , I decided I needed a second Heyer to more adequately think about such a prolific and long-writing author. How to pick a second? Also a snappy dresser.. She is… a 17 year old pressured by female relations to marry a cousin she does not love. Is it a romance novel?
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Are you wondering what a Corinthian is? On his way home, he looks up to see a young man attempting to descend from a window down a rope of knotted bed-sheets.
Going to offer his assistance, Richard makes the discovery that the young man is actually a young woman: seventeen-year-old Penelope — or Pen — Creed. Like himself, Pen is being forced into a marriage not of her own choosing and has decided to escape by dressing as a boy and running away to the home of her childhood friend in Somerset.
Because he is drunk and because it gives him an excuse to avoid Melissa, Richard finds himself volunteering to accompany her — but he is not prepared for the drama and adventure that awaits them on the journey! As for Pen and Richard themselves, I found them both very likeable.
I loved the descriptions of what it was like to undertake a long journey by public stagecoach and the various coaching inns Pen and Richard stayed at along the way. Heyer is always fun to read. I have read about half of her books now and loved almost all of them.
I just reread this one as well and it was a terrific romp. Enjoy your further explorations! I love Heyer — whenever you pick up one of her books you know you can expect a fun, entertaining and well-written read. Your review brings back pleasant memories of this one. Ah, every time you review a Heyer, I immediately want to re-read it!
I only have the vaguest memory of this one, but I also always loved the ones that took us out of London. Yes, I like the ones which have a slightly different setting — and the ones with a bit of mystery and adventure as well as romance. Yes, it is! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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Yes, I liked the scenes where she meets Piers and his fiancee too. I am so glad you enjoyed this one! Now I want to re-read it again! Please leave a comment. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. Name required. Post to Cancel. Post was not sent - check your email addresses!
Book Review: The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
Are you wondering what a Corinthian is? On his way home, he looks up to see a young man attempting to descend from a window down a rope of knotted bed-sheets. Going to offer his assistance, Richard makes the discovery that the young man is actually a young woman: seventeen-year-old Penelope — or Pen — Creed. Like himself, Pen is being forced into a marriage not of her own choosing and has decided to escape by dressing as a boy and running away to the home of her childhood friend in Somerset.
Someone was climbing out of a second-storey window of one of the prim houses on the opposite side of the street. Sir Richard stood still, and blinked at this unexpected sight. His divine detachment still clung to him; he was interested in what he saw, but by no means concerned with it. His somewhat sleepy gaze discovered that whoever was escaping from the prim house was proposing to do so by means of a knotted sheets, which fell disastrously short of the ground. By the time he had reached the opposite kerbstone, the mysterious fugitive 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.
Georgette Heyer’s The Corinthian
Summary: Walking home at dawn, quite drunk, Sir Richard Wyndham encounters heiress Penelope Creed climbing out her window. She is running away from a dreaded marriage to her fish-lipped cousin, while Sir Richard himself is contemplating a loveless marriage with a woman his friends have compared to a cold poultice. When their stagecoach overturns, they find themselves embroiled with thieves, at the center of a murder investigation, and finally, in love. Why did I read the book: I was offered a copy by the lovely people at Sourcebooks Casablanca. Sir Richard Wyndham, is a 29 year old Corinthian — a bon vivant — but according to his family it is about time he left this self-serving life behind and settled down with a wife. All the hopes are that he would marry a family friend. The thing about Richard is that he may be a rake but he actually believes in true love and the prospect of marrying the cold and unloving girl makes him depressed.