Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

A carregar...

The Black Moth (1921)

por Georgette Heyer

Outros autores: Ver a secção outros autores.

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1,6184411,163 (3.5)190
Fiction. Literature. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:

"Stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty."
?Margaret Drabble

A disgraced lord, a notorious highwayman

Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman.

And the beauty who would steal his heart

Not long after Jack's return, he encounters his old adversary, the libertine Duke of Andover, attempting the abduction of the beautiful Diana Beauleigh. At the point of Jack's sword, the duke is vanquished, but foiled once, the "Black Moth" has no intention of failing again?

This is Georgette Heyer's first novel?a favorite of readers and a stirring tale to be enjoyed again and again.

"A tale of love and adventure, clearness and charm, and an originality to delight?a tale to stir one's blood."
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT

"A romance of the eighteenth century, with a wicked Duke, self-sacrificing elder brother, weak younger brother, highwayman, gambling, abduction, and rescue all complete."
THE SATURDAY REVIEW

"A well-filled story which keeps the reader pleased."
THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to."
KATIE FFORDE

.
… (mais)
A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Ver também 190 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 43 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
An earl's son turned highwayman...
A spirited young society beauty who is kidnapped...
A sinister duke, known as 'The Black Moth'...

Set in the eighteenth century at Georgian England. Disgraced Jack Carstares, now rightful Earl of Wyncham, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honour for that of his eldest brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. But he is determined not to claim his title and instead turns highwayman. Now he is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman. Not long after his return, he encounters the Black Moth, his old adversary, the notorious Lord Tracy Belmanoir, Duke of Andover, just in time to dispute at the point of his sword the attempted abduction of dark-haired lovely Diana Beauleigh. Once more Jack's noble impulse to save the day landed him in trouble, but not before sending the villainous duke scurrying. Diana took her gallant rescuer in and nursed his wounds, and soon truer emotions grew between them. But Jack couldn't stay, for a lady and an outlaw would make a scandalous pair. And the libertine Duke was foiled once, but the society beauty was under siege. The Duke of Andover meant to have her--if not with her assent, then by force. But Diana was not about to surrender her virtue. She had already lost her heart to the handsome mysterious highwayman who rescued her from the Duke. Torn between his tarnished past and the hope for Diana's hand, Jack had one dangerous chance to reclaim his honor -- by defeating the Black Moth for good! ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Feb 6, 2023 |
First of all I should say that I listened to the Penguin audiobook narrated by Stewart Clarke. This narrator does an excellent job! He is particularly good at doing different voices and for long stretches I forgot that this was indeed the same person. I was under the impression of listening to a dramatized version because he does it so well - and all without overdoing it and making it all ridiculous.

Now on to the story: Jack Carstares, the Earl of Wyncham, has been living as a highwayman for seven years. Back then, his brother cheated at cards, but Jack took the blame onto himself to save his brother from ruin and despair, and went into hiding.
The Black Moth refers to the Duke of Andover, Jack's enemy and the scoundrel of the story, who wishes to marry Diana Beauleigh and plans to abduct her.
As is to be expected, there are many turns and twists. There are also quite a lot of other characters who have important roles in the story.

I must admit that in the beginning, it was a bit hard for me to settle into Heyer's style. I had trouble keeping up and was confused by all the different names and characters. But after some time, it became easier and I enjoyed the story very much. The characters are so lively and I like how Heyer takes her time to let things develop. The dialogues are not rushed and it all plays out nicely.
I only wish that there was more of Diana herself - she as a character as well as the actual love story come a bit short. ( )
  MissBrangwen | Nov 6, 2022 |
A swashbuckling romance? The Black Moth, a dastardly scoundrel who means harm to the lovely Diana. Jack, a wrongfully disgraced duke. Do I need to go on? This is the 3rd Heyer I've read and I'm a bit disappointed. +1, -2 ( )
  Tess_W | Mar 22, 2022 |
This had everything - evil dukes, scandal, highwaymen, lies, redemption. I loved it. And apparently, Georgette Heyer was only 19 when she wrote this! I loved the ending so much I wanted there to be another book. I hate when I love a book and then find out that it ISN'T an established series of 27 books. I want the Duke to have a book!
This book is number 6 on my self-imposed curriculum of chronological Romance History, written in 1921. ( )
  Mstufail19 | Feb 2, 2022 |
Didn't get far with this - I hope it was because I wasn't listening properly, and I will give it another go some time. I found it a little stilted, unformed, unpolished? I'm so used to the slick historical novels of Tessa Dare, Loretta Chase, Evie Dunmore, Lorraine Heath etc.

It's meant to be a classic of the Romance genre and I did not realise how long ago it was published. From Google:

Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories.

and that Heyer was only 17! ( )
  Okies | Nov 5, 2021 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 43 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica

» Adicionar outros autores

Nome do autorPapelTipo de autorObra?Estado
Georgette Heyerautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Clarke, StewartNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Degas, RupertNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Lux, HannaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Palmer, DianaPrefácioautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Rhind Tutt, JulianNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Locais importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Acontecimentos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Clad in his customary black and silver, with raven hair unpowdered and elaborately dressed, diamonds on his fingers and in his cravat, Hugh Tracy Clare Belmanoir, Duke of Andover, sat at the escritoire in the library of his town house, writing.
Citações
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
(Carregue para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
DDC/MDS canónico
LCC Canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

Fiction. Literature. Romance. Historical Fiction. HTML:

"Stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty."
?Margaret Drabble

A disgraced lord, a notorious highwayman

Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman.

And the beauty who would steal his heart

Not long after Jack's return, he encounters his old adversary, the libertine Duke of Andover, attempting the abduction of the beautiful Diana Beauleigh. At the point of Jack's sword, the duke is vanquished, but foiled once, the "Black Moth" has no intention of failing again?

This is Georgette Heyer's first novel?a favorite of readers and a stirring tale to be enjoyed again and again.

"A tale of love and adventure, clearness and charm, and an originality to delight?a tale to stir one's blood."
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT

"A romance of the eighteenth century, with a wicked Duke, self-sacrificing elder brother, weak younger brother, highwayman, gambling, abduction, and rescue all complete."
THE SATURDAY REVIEW

"A well-filled story which keeps the reader pleased."
THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to."
KATIE FFORDE

.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Ligações Rápidas

Avaliação

Média: (3.5)
0.5
1 6
1.5 3
2 36
2.5 7
3 105
3.5 33
4 117
4.5 8
5 46

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 208,386,075 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível