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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yestermorrow Inc; Reprint edition (March 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567230490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567230499
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,692,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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
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"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.

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Format: Hardcover
The prequel to this novel, These Old Shades, is my all time favorite novel, the joining of the worldly yet innocent Leonie with her beloved Satanas, Duke of Avon. Vidal, the Devil's Cub, is the expected product of this union, with all his mother's charm and passion combined with his father's wickedness. Naturally, his natural mate is not another tempestuous woman, but the highly intelligent, pragmatic Mary, the perfect foil for his impulsive personality. Heyer's subtle humor is at its best in this novel, her depiction of England and France historically accurate. And of course, its a joy to revisit Leonie, her Monseignor, Rupert, and others from These Old Shades. Now, if only they would reissue These Old Shades...
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I admit to being hooked on Regency romances and historicals, and it's all Georgette Heyer's fault. The first one I ever picked up at the age of 13 was her novel 'The Grand Sophy', the second one was 'Venetia', and there was no looking back. She invented the Regency romance novel and although there are many newer authors I enjoy and collect, GH remains the best, the funniest, the most skillful at drawing vivid characters and using authentic period slang. She is often imitated, but never equaled, IMHO. Heyer's historical research was so thorough (unlike many later imitators) that one of her novels is included in the recommended reading booklist on Napoleonic warfare at Oxford University.
'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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This is the sequel to Heyer's 'These Old Shades' which was my introduction to her Regency writings. I liked 'Devil's Cub' almost as much as 'These Old Shades'. There are a lot of un-PC things that both Mary and Vidal do but at the time these books were written, a lot of un-PC things happened every day in normal life. Mary has her morals, Vidal is a charming rake, and they manage to fight more often than not in the first 7/8ths of book. The writing is superb and the plot moves along briskly. It would be wonderful to read the two books consecutively but it's almost impossible to find 'These Old Shades' nowadays.
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The first Georgette Heyer book I've read was....Arrabella and April Lady. I didnt like them much to be frank. The romance wasn't that...romantic....Im more of a X-rated book reader XD But after reading Devil's Cub,expecting to be bored and dissapointed,I was amazed at how good it was. There was no sex.....and yet it was such an interesting book. It touched me...made me laugh....and made me cry sooo much!!! This has been the best book I've ever read. I also read all of Jane Austens book,I heard Georgette Heyers was like Miss Austen...but Heyers is so much more romantic!!!!
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This is a sequel to These Old Shades, being about the son of the Duke of Avon and Leonie. Dominic's wild behavior and bad temper earn him the nickname Devil's Cub. When he crosses pathes with a sweet, practical miss, he has met his match! A mad romp starting in London, going through Paris and ending in the French countryside, this is a must read for Heyer fans.
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