Devils Cub Hardcover – Mar 1 2002
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The Marquis of Vidal is a bad lot a rake and seducer, reckless, heedless, and possessed of a murderous temper. He is known by friend and foe alike as the "Devil's Cub." Yet as the handsome and wealthy heir to a Dukedom, he is considered a good prospect on the marriage market. Vidal currently has his eye on the young, lovely, and unintelligent Sophia Challoner, and Sophia's greedy mother is more than happy to encourage his dubious attentions. The colorful and eccentric characters fall over each other's plots, get involved in very peculiar coincidences, engage in colorful derring-do, and generally make life difficult for each other. Narrator Michael Drew manages to distinguish one character from another without the verbal gymnastics that the plot would seem to require, allowing the listener to concentrate on the Shakespearian plot and priceless dialog. Enthusiastically recommended for libraries where romance and/or Heyer are popular. Barbara Rhodes, Northeast Texas Lib. Syst., Garland
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
"My favourite historical novelist - stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours" -- Margaret Drabble "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to" -- Katie Fforde "A writer of great wit and style -. I've read her books to ragged shreds" -- Kate Fenton Daily Telegraph --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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'Devil's Cub' is part of the only trilogy she wrote -- 'These Old Shades' is the first, 'Devil's Cub' the second, and 'An Infamous Army' concludes the family history. I am glad to see these being reissued, and hope that younger readers will also enjoy Vidal's father, the extraordinarily menacing Duke of Avon, and his irrepressible and beautiful mother, Leonie. Vidal and Mary have a classic first-I-hate-you, then-I-love-you, relationship; yet the turns and twists are not only amusing but believable.
Buy this and enjoy it, but be forewarned -- you may start collecting all of her novels!
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I believe I have read all of Georgette's regency novels and I have found the original "These Old Shades" and this this sequel to be the most worthy of several reads.Published on Nov. 30 2013 by Maggie
Devil's Cub is the sequel to These Old Shades and concerns the son of Justin and Leonine, Vidal. While These Old Shades is my second favorite Heyer, after Frederica, I was... Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by Brenda Jo Mengeling
devils cub was one of the best gh's i've ever read....and i've read all her period novels. this, the sequel to these old shades is as witty and exciting as these old shades, if not... Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2002 by applepie