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Devil's Cub [Hardcover]

Georgette Heyer
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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August 1998 1567230490 978-1567230499 Reprint
The excesses of the young Marquis of Vidal are even wilder than his father’s before him. Not for nothing is the
reckless duelist and gamester called “the Devil’s Cub.”


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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Rake Restoration at Its Best Sept. 10 2002
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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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of all Heyer's regency novels Nov. 30 2013
By Maggie
Format:Kindle Edition
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Honor at it's Best July 8 2004
By m-lee
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!! April 13 2004
By June
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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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3.0 out of 5 stars Devil's Cub March 8 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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 disturbed by the character of Vidal in Devil's Cub. At the book's beginning Heyer shows us two scenes from Vidal's life, in both of which Vidal kills a man (a highwayman and another aristocrat in an impromptu, drunken duel) with no regrets or even concern. Unlike his father in Shades, who is converted by love into being a better man than he thought possible, Vidal remains a spoiled, little boy on the inside. That his love interest likes that about him is unfortunate. I give this book 3-stars for the scenes with Justin, Duke of Avon, which are witty and wonderful. I just wish more of the father had found himself in the son.
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