A wonderful story! Written for the Regency period, the English is a bit stilted (putting it mildly?), however, as appropriate for the period, and you may find yourself running to the dictionary.
I just finished this book this afternoon and I positively loved it! It is so happy and bubbly and just hilarious! Quite a wonderful read! It was the first of Georgette Heyer's books that I had ever read and now I'm determined to (at least) read all twenty-four of her Regency Novels. If you are looking for something that will cure your blues, read The Grand Sophy.
I own an out of print paperback. It has seen better days. A go to book that constantly surprises me with the elegance of phrases and nuances of gestures.
I read this after reading Arabella and I must say I was enjoying it much more. But the end, in my opinion, is rushed and not as good. All in all a great Georgette Heyer book!
My favorite book!
Reading this book was pure entertainment. The dialogue...the language in general was gorgeous. It was sharp and witty and poked all kinds of good natured fun at the time period. Anyone who has loved Pride and Prejudice should try this author. This was my first Georgette Heyer book but she is now my new guilty indulgence.
Riveting--how else to describe a book that keeps me awake when I am trying to drift off to sleep? But there is too much going on to allow any inattention, and the language is enlivening, to say the least. How Masterpiece Theater has overlooked this author, except that the networks, even the BBC ,still have men disproportionately represented.
If you like Jane Austen, you will like Georgette Heyer! Funny, fun, lighthearted and romantic!
So far my favorite of Ms. Heyer's novels. Grand Sophy is a smart, loving, and entertaining protagonist who creates just the right amount of tension between characters with her antics. Charles is both frustrating and lovable. I would love the story even more if the love story was not between first cousins.
The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.
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