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The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer, A Review | Jane Austen’s World

The Good, My favorite character was a scamp. I looked up this author based on a comment frm a reviewer. The aforementioned jewel thief is a character straight out of a Dickens novel, and Ms Sutton absolutely relishes his slang-laden dialogue. Sir Cointhian unfobbed his snuff-box with a flick of one practised finger, and took a pinch.

Miss Creed worked this out. Depressed by the life laid out before him, he nevertheless agrees to this course. But too much was focused on the mystery part of the novel, which didn’t leave room for romantic interludes.

He is an entirely sympathetic character and his serendipitous encounter and corinthjan adventure with Penelope Creed not only affords great entertainment but it feels increasingly well-deserved coirnthian it brings out the softer, more vulnerable qualities in Richard that even he did not realize he possessed. Please try again later. Not that he quails at the thought. My review of The Grand Sophy! He’s a typical young gentleman and not as interesting as tomboy Pen. She is full of one madcap scheme after another, she lies at the drop of a hat and lacks feminine virtues.

Have I mentioned that I love Georgette Heyer? I fund myself laughing out loud at the escapades of Pen and Richard. Overall, I still strongly recommend it, but wouldn’t recommend as a Heyer first read.

Not in a million years! Unlike some of Heyer’s other stories where you have to wait until everyone and their mother is introduced and their situationthere aren’t any delays here.


And there isn’t a crime that an author likes some sort of heroes. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. As usual, I found re-reading this book just made it better.

One the way home, a youth drops out of a window into his arms. Penelope – or Pen – is running away from her aunt and uncle to escape their plot to marry her to her fish-faced cousin to keep her large dowry in the family.

Rest assured that Sir Richard has never had so much fun in his life.

He responds to the entreatments of georgetre family in a cool fashion but really, he can’t help but realize they are right. Sir Richard Wyndham was the epitome of bored, rich man of the ton –at 29 just a bit young for all that ennui. Sir Richard deplores the stagecoach ride but he derives much amusement from watching Pen in this corinthkan – like her wide-eyed curiosity on listening to Jimmy Yarde’s thieves’ cant – and from offering an occasional fictitious detail of his own or otherwise acting “in character” whenever he’s expected to corroborate the tale Pen hatched about being a young man traveling with his tutor Richard variously figures as tutor, uncle, cousin and trustee in the course of the story.

The Corinthian (Regency Romances): Georgette Heyer: : Books

corinthiqn I loved this one, and I loved the ending of this book. Georgettte mannerisms, an innocence that can get her into scrapes, a joyful exuberance that can’t be dimmed and a desire for adventure She complicates the plot unnecessarily and makes it more of a farce than comedy. There isn’t a fortune big enough to settle our little affairs This being an early GH Regency, she crammed as many of those minor characters into the action as she could–somewhat to the detriment of the story.

There is a mystery and a crime in “The Corinthian”. I’m rather new to this genre, having always preferred histories. I am really intrigued to read this one, it sounds fantastic!

Okaaay, I’m not going to think about that too hard. At the end of the novel, his adventures with Pen lead to a romantic conclusion. And the best part for me is listening to all the Heyer books available in this package ;- This was very funny, very sweet and light. Men’s Breeches, Pantaloons, and Trousers. Miss Creed swallowed, and said: These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you’ll know just how clean it is or isn’t.


Heyer’s masterful writing style is on display from the opening scene when Richard’s mother, sister and brother-in-law descend on Richard’s mansion in St.

The Corinthian

View all 13 comments. Even the side characters are lovely – some of them are stock Heyer characters: Most importantly is Jimmy Yarde. Not only does she fail to appeal to him his family has wanted the two to marry for yearsbut her feckless beyer seems to be tumbling into financial ruin. And so is the Corinthian too, but I won’t spoil your awakening to him.

Penelope running away in men’s clothing, the adventures by stagecoach or the elopement of one very silly secondary couple. It sill features amongst the best books I have ever read, but it’s not Heyer’s best. Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin. I am so looking forward to reading The Grand Sophy.

Celebrating Georgette Heyer — Day 07 Giveaway. Brown — At twenty-nine he is extremely wealthy, a leader of the tonand an accomplished sportsman, living in St. It was the 85th anniversary edition f romance novels and I thought it would be the perfect book to start with. She’s around 25 and unmarried because she’s been waiting around forever for Richard to make a formal declaration!