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Georgette Heyer (1902–1974)

Autor/a de The Grand Sophy

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Georgette Heyer

The Grand Sophy (1950) 2,962 exemplars
Frederica (1965) 2,390 exemplars
These Old Shades (1926) 2,361 exemplars
Cotillion (1953) 2,248 exemplars
Venetia (1958) 2,153 exemplars
Arabella (1949) 2,131 exemplars
Devil's Cub (1932) 2,124 exemplars
Sylvester (1957) 1,831 exemplars
The Convenient Marriage (1934) 1,806 exemplars
Lady of Quality (1972) 1,709 exemplars
The Nonesuch (1962) 1,698 exemplars
Regency Buck (1935) 1,657 exemplars
Faro's Daughter (1941) 1,637 exemplars
Friday's Child (1944) 1,619 exemplars
The Corinthian (1940) 1,617 exemplars
Black Sheep (1966) 1,616 exemplars
The Black Moth (1921) 1,603 exemplars
The Reluctant Widow (1946) 1,569 exemplars
The Masqueraders (1928) 1,561 exemplars
The Talisman Ring (1936) 1,555 exemplars
The Quiet Gentleman (1951) 1,517 exemplars
The Unknown Ajax (1959) 1,511 exemplars
Bath Tangle (1955) 1,495 exemplars
False Colours (1963) 1,462 exemplars
A Civil Contract (1961) 1,456 exemplars
Sprig Muslin (1956) 1,418 exemplars
The Foundling (1948) 1,408 exemplars
Cousin Kate (1968) 1,387 exemplars
The Toll-Gate (1954) 1,345 exemplars
Charity Girl (1970) 1,307 exemplars
April Lady (1957) 1,192 exemplars
Powder and Patch (1923) — Pseudonym, algunes edicions1,178 exemplars
An Infamous Army (1937) 1,175 exemplars
Why Shoot A Butler? (1933) 1,012 exemplars
Footsteps in the Dark (1932) 983 exemplars
Beauvallet (1929) 979 exemplars
Death in the Stocks (1935) 966 exemplars
Envious Casca (1941) 965 exemplars
Behold, Here's Poison (1936) 901 exemplars
A Blunt Instrument (1938) 867 exemplars
They Found Him Dead (1937) 856 exemplars
The Unfinished Clue (1934) 834 exemplars
The Spanish Bride (1940) 831 exemplars
No Wind of Blame (1939) 830 exemplars
Pistols for Two (1960) 795 exemplars
Detection Unlimited (1953) 774 exemplars
Duplicate Death (1951) 746 exemplars
Penhallow (1942) 649 exemplars
The Conqueror (1931) 627 exemplars
My Lord John (1975) 575 exemplars
Simon the Coldheart (1925) 567 exemplars
Royal Escape (1938) 559 exemplars
Snowdrift and Other Stories (2016) 164 exemplars
The Great Roxhythe (1923) 109 exemplars
Pastel (1929) 59 exemplars
Lady of Quality + Charity Girl (2010) 51 exemplars
Instead of the Thorn (1923) — Pseudonym, algunes edicions49 exemplars
Helen (1928) 48 exemplars
Barren Corn (1930) 46 exemplars
April Lady + Pistols for Two (1998) 38 exemplars
Venetia [abridged] (2010) 33 exemplars
Sylvester [abridged] (2009) 28 exemplars
Devil's Cub + False Colours (1966) 21 exemplars
Arabella + The Corinthian (2005) 15 exemplars
Pursuit [short story] (1939) 8 exemplars
Full Moon (Short-Story) (1948) 6 exemplars
These Old Shades/Devil's Cub (2004) 6 exemplars
Runaway Match (Short-Story) (1936) 4 exemplars
Georgette Heyer 4 exemplars
Night at the Inn (Short-Story) (1960) 3 exemplars
Georgette Heyer Compendium (1984) 2 exemplars
The Little Lady [short story] (2019) 2 exemplars
Devil's Cub + Regency Buck (1999) 1 exemplars
Black Sheep + The Grand Sophy (1900) 1 exemplars
Pistols for Two [short story] (1960) 1 exemplars
Bath Miss (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplars
Pink Domino (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplars
The Duel (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplars
Hazard [short story] (1960) 1 exemplars
Snowdrift (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Bodies from the Library (2018) — Col·laborador — 118 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
The Anthology of Love and Romance (1994) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Suspense, August 1958 [Vol. 1, No. 1] (1958) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
70 Greatest Love Stories in Fiction: Historical Novels Edition (2021) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Heyer, Georgette
Nom oficial
Rougier, Georgette Heyer
Altres noms
Martin, Stella
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
London, England, UK
Causa de la mort
lung cancer
Llocs de residència
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)
Premis i honors
Blue Plaque
Biografia breu
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.



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Historicals a Almack's (gener 2010)
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Music in Heyer a Almack's (novembre 2009)
Heyer, No Wind of Blame, rev. jimroberts a Reviews reviewed (setembre 2009)


Mid-century light crime fiction by an author better known for her Regency romance novels.

Superintendent Hannasyde of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate a rather strange murder, involving a rather unpleasant businessman who had several enemies. Both family members and business associates had motives and also opportunities for getting rid of him.

Heyer's humour burns bright in this book, but there just isn't enough fast-paced action. I found myself getting bored and in the end, she doesn't answer the question of exactly how it was done - though I suppose it was implied. I knew who had "dunnit" very early on simply by process of elimination. All Heyer's straw men were knocked down too quickly.

Georgette Heyer didn’t lay false trails and red herrings as expertly as Agatha Christie. On the other hand, Heyer's characterisation skills were vastly superior to Christie's, and her dialogue is a lot more amusing.

Oh, and I can't believe the print in these old books is so small!
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Jawin | Hi ha 45 ressenyes més | Feb 10, 2024 |
Fairly standard yet entertaining story by an author who is consistently good. I appreciated the lack of melodrama and the cast of interesting characters, but the widow was irritating enough to drop it half a star. Still, it was an enjoyable read.
fuzzi | Hi ha 62 ressenyes més | Feb 7, 2024 |
Well this is complicated, I admit to being half way and having no idea how our couple were going to end up together. At ~ 2/3rds distance it all got even more far fetched and ended in a whirlwind. It's fun, but slightly oddly paced.
Sylvester decides he wants a wife and goes shopping for one in the same way he'd buy a china service. His mother tells him that she'd considered pairing him , as a child, with her best friend's child, Phoebe. So he adds her to his list and goes shopping. He goes on to visit his god mother, who happens to be Phoebe's grandmother. She is in favour of the match and so sends Sylvester to the country to meet Phoebe's father. Marlow invites Sylvester to his country seat and his second wife tells' Phoebe exactly what is planned. This sends Phoebe into panic, as she had met Sylvester just the once and he was not kind, she then used him as the villain in her novel. She flees his offer before he can make it and we spend the rest of the book working these two back into the same place and into the same frame of mind, It the gets even more complicated (as if it could) when Sylvester's sister in law takes inspiration from Phoebe's book and heads abroad carrying something she shouldn't. Getting that back further complicates the issue.
It feels like this could have been somewhat shorter had both parties not been standing on ceremony half the time. They both seem to be equally full of pride, just from different causes. . Having said that, it was a diverting read that kept me wondering quite what was to happen next.
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Helenliz | Hi ha 72 ressenyes més | Feb 2, 2024 |
Death in the Stocks - Heyer
4 stars

This book has the feel of a drawing room comedy. There’s a great deal of rapid fire nonsensical banter between the young, frivolous, upper class characters. They give every impression of being superficial, selfish, and completely amoral. Strangely, Heyer still manages to make them mostly likable.

Despite the title, the setting is probably 1920-ish. The victim’s body was discovered on a village green with his feet secured in a set of historic stocks. This is not a spoiler. It occurs within the first two pages. The limited action of the story shifts immediately to the apparent heirs to the victim’s fortune. They are a brother and sister pair of twins, Antonia and Giles. Additional suspects include the fiances of each twin who are clearly not good marriage prospects. A final suspect, Roger, a half-cousin who has been presumed dead for many years adds further confusion to the chaos.

It’s a circus.

I was trapped with it on a 6 hour plane flight. It was just right. The pages turned easily. It kept me mildly entertained but didn’t require strenuous thinking or a great deal of my attention.
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msjudy | Hi ha 45 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |


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