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Georgette Heyer (1902–1974)

Autor(a) de The Grand Sophy

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Georgette Heyer

The Grand Sophy (1950) 2,929 exemplares
Frederica (1965) 2,366 exemplares
These Old Shades (1926) 2,329 exemplares
Cotillion (1953) 2,229 exemplares
Venetia (1958) 2,124 exemplares
Arabella (1949) 2,108 exemplares
Devil's Cub (1932) 2,106 exemplares
Sylvester (1957) 1,814 exemplares
The Convenient Marriage (1934) 1,783 exemplares
Lady of Quality (1972) 1,695 exemplares
The Nonesuch (1962) 1,687 exemplares
Regency Buck (1935) 1,645 exemplares
Faro's Daughter (1941) 1,622 exemplares
The Corinthian (1940) 1,608 exemplares
Friday's Child (1944) 1,606 exemplares
Black Sheep (1966) 1,605 exemplares
The Black Moth (1921) 1,591 exemplares
The Reluctant Widow (1946) 1,557 exemplares
The Talisman Ring (1936) 1,547 exemplares
The Masqueraders (1928) 1,544 exemplares
The Quiet Gentleman (1951) 1,503 exemplares
The Unknown Ajax (1959) 1,501 exemplares
Bath Tangle (1955) 1,480 exemplares
False Colours (1963) 1,453 exemplares
A Civil Contract (1961) 1,444 exemplares
Sprig Muslin (1956) 1,412 exemplares
The Foundling (1948) 1,398 exemplares
Cousin Kate (1968) 1,381 exemplares
The Toll-Gate (1954) 1,332 exemplares
Charity Girl (1970) 1,294 exemplares
April Lady (1957) 1,180 exemplares
Powder and Patch (1923) — Pseudonym, algumas edições1,167 exemplares
An Infamous Army (1937) 1,166 exemplares
Why Shoot A Butler? (1933) 1,005 exemplares
Beauvallet (1929) 968 exemplares
Footsteps in the Dark (1932) 967 exemplares
Death in the Stocks (1935) 957 exemplares
Envious Casca (1941) 942 exemplares
Behold, Here's Poison (1936) 892 exemplares
A Blunt Instrument (1938) 858 exemplares
They Found Him Dead (1937) 847 exemplares
The Unfinished Clue (1934) 824 exemplares
No Wind of Blame (1939) 820 exemplares
The Spanish Bride (1940) 820 exemplares
Pistols for Two (1960) 790 exemplares
Detection Unlimited (1953) 764 exemplares
Duplicate Death (1951) 735 exemplares
Penhallow (1942) 642 exemplares
The Conqueror (1931) 620 exemplares
My Lord John (1975) 568 exemplares
Simon the Coldheart (1925) 560 exemplares
Royal Escape (1938) 553 exemplares
Snowdrift and Other Stories (2016) 157 exemplares
The Great Roxhythe (1923) 107 exemplares
Pastel (1929) 59 exemplares
Lady of Quality + Charity Girl (2010) 52 exemplares
Instead of the Thorn (1923) — Pseudonym, algumas edições48 exemplares
Barren Corn (1930) 46 exemplares
Helen (1928) 46 exemplares
April Lady + Pistols for Two (1998) 38 exemplares
Venetia [abridged] (2010) 32 exemplares
Sylvester [abridged] (2009) 27 exemplares
Devil's Cub + False Colours (1966) 21 exemplares
Arabella + The Corinthian (2005) 14 exemplares
Pursuit (Short-Story) (1939) 8 exemplares
Acting on Impulse [short story] (2019) 7 exemplares
These Old Shades/Devil's Cub (2004) 6 exemplares
Full Moon (Short-Story) (1948) 6 exemplares
Runaway Match (Short-Story) (1936) 4 exemplares
Georgette Heyer 4 exemplares
Night at the Inn (Short-Story) (1960) 3 exemplares
Friday's Child 3 exemplares
Lady, Your Pardon (Short-Story) (1937) 3 exemplares
Georgette Heyer Compendium (1984) 2 exemplares
Caridad 1 exemplar
Pink Domino (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplar
Devil's Cub + Regency Buck (1999) 1 exemplar
Bath Miss (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplar
The Duel (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplar
Hazard [short story] (1960) 1 exemplar
Snowdrift (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Bodies from the Library (2018) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Anthology of Love and Romance (1994) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Suspense, August 1958 [Vol. 1, No. 1] (1958) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Heyer, Georgette
Nome legal
Rougier, Georgette Heyer
Outros nomes
Martin, Stella
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
lung cancer
Locais de residência
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)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Blue Plaque

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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.



OT: Heyer censored em Folio Society Devotees (Ontem 9:57am)
Georgette Heyer - Frederica em Folio Society Devotees (Setembro 8)
Found: Victorian era woman comes into her own em Name that Book (Agosto 2021)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - JUNE 2017 - HEYER & SCHAMA em 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Outubro 2017)
Read GEORGETTE HEYER in June em 2014 Category Challenge (Julho 2014)
FREDERICA - Group Read - SPOILERS POSSIBLE em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Março 2014)
Can't remember the names of these books em Name that Book (Agosto 2013)
Georgette Heyer em Cozy Mysteries (Dezembro 2012)
January 2012: Georgette Heyer em Monthly Author Reads (Março 2012)
Fantasy casting: Frederica em Almack's (Maio 2010)
Heyer Discussion: [Friday's Child] em 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Fevereiro 2010)
Historicals em Almack's (Janeiro 2010)
Adaptations? em Almack's (Dezembro 2009)
Reluctant Widow film adaptation em Almack's (Dezembro 2009)
Music in Heyer em Almack's (Novembro 2009)
Heyer, No Wind of Blame, rev. jimroberts em Reviews reviewed (Setembro 2009)


Great writing. Dropped because of cousin-cest.
Blue5498475 | 130 outras críticas | Nov 24, 2023 |
I don't typically read romance, but I needed something fluffy, and this definitely fit the bill.

The characters are pretty standard: The bride is young (17), naive, impetuous; the groom is 35, endlessly patient and calm, completely charmed by the girl, and always ready to defend her virtue and rescue her from tricky situations; there's the bride's brother and his cohorts, bumbling gamblers the lot; an evil villain intent on compromising the bride's virtue; and the scorned mistress of the groom, who wants him back.

I didn't find the characters particularly likeable. It was frustrating that the love story readers are expected to root for involves a man who's been having a promiscuous affair with another woman for years, and the affair continues into the marriage. I know characters can't be perfect, but this is a much bigger deal than the author made it out to be. (Essentially, "Boys will be boys.")

Everything about the story was completely unrealistic. However, it was a lot funnier than I expected; that's what kept me reading and why I gave it 3 stars. I'm not opposed to reading more by the same author in the future, but I think I'll need to research which ones are best.

Note: The d* word is used, and God's name is used flippantly.
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RachelRachelRachel | 79 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
I mean, just another very entertaining Heyeresque romp with lots of silliness, confusion, and the like. Enjoyable as usual.
JBD1 | 70 outras críticas | Nov 12, 2023 |
Spring Muslin is one of my favorite Georgette Heyer Regency Romances. I'm pleased to say that Sian Phillips was an excellent narrator for this book.
JalenV | 47 outras críticas | Nov 6, 2023 |


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