- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books (Aug. 1 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0816193452
- ISBN-13: 978-0816193455
- Shipping Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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The Corinthian remains one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books... a treat and a keeper. (Lesa Holstine Lesa's Book Critiques 2009-05-26)
hilarious, imaginative, witty, and compelling. (Shawn Remfry Maymay's Memos 2009-05-28)
I enjoyed myself while reading this fast-paced romp... delightful. (Ms. Place Jane Austen's World 2009-06-12)
The Corinthian is a light-hearted comedy of manners... This is one Heyer I'll be revisiting soon. (Danielle Torres A Work in Progress 2009-06-26)
This is a delightfully fun and adventurous romance full of laugh-out-loud moments. (Wendi Barker Wendi's Book Corner 2009-07-01)
Rolicking fun in the form of a Regency-style road trip with romance and intrigue, terrific characters and witty dialogue. (Nancy Horner Bookfoolery and Babble 2009-07-01)
I adored this book. I adore Heyer. I want to go out and gobble up everything she ever wrote and I will. Slowly and deliciously. (Heather Fargis A Hidden Place 2009-07-07)
Georgette Heyer was at the top of her game with The Corinthian... it is one of her best adventure/romances. (Sharon Goforth Ex Libris 2009-07-08)
Fascinating... a very enjoyable read. (Jessica West The Curious Reader 2009-07-31)
The Corinthian is a wonderful book... a must read on a rainy day. (Shana Haynes Books-are-Life Reviews 2009-07-31)
This one is playful and fun. There's some adventure thrown in as well--and a murder!--but at it's heart this is a romantic comedy. (Rebecca Laney Becky's Book Reviews 2009-07-31)
Superbly written, with an undercurrent of humor throughout, THE CORINTHIAN is a sheer joy to read. (Camellia The Long and Short of It Reviews 2009-08-24)
Part road romance and all romp, this delicious comedy of manners is filled with adventure and fun, and Heyer's superb wit and humor, Once you begin this page-turning delight, you will not be able to put it down! (Deborah Hosey The Romance Readers Connection 2009-08-24)
[T]he writing is good, the subtle romance is sweet, the adventure is fun. (Ana Grilo The Book Smugglers 2009-08-25) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success.
Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George RonaldRougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The details of the setting, the perceptions, the fashion, the attitude and behaviour of the people- there's something to be said for this kind of historical accuracy. And when an author has got that under check, well then it's all a matter of storyline and plot. That followed through beautifully for Heyer in this incredibly comical story that caught me laughing out loud quite a few times. I love it when a period read can keep me entertained this way- what a wonderful way to unwind with an amusing tale that manages to keep you hooked until the end.
The Corinthian is a story about a worldly, fascinating and wealthy gentleman, Sir Richard Wyndham, and the young, very impressionable and mischievous Miss Penelope Creed. How these two very unlikely people get caught up into eachother's lives is what this amusing book is all about. While Sir Richard's family's match-making gets him almost hitched into a marriage of convenience; Miss Creed's own planned marriage throws her literally 'over the edge' to find both of these exasperated individuals who have lost hope in convincing others of their non-compliance meet on a not-so- coincidental evening. An incredibly original night out on the town, and a series of unexpected events, changes their fate forever.
I absolutely loved this fast-paced read. There was not a moment of boredom or even time to ponder in this one. Like a domino effect, the pieces of the story just tumble into place regardless of all the sidetracking events that plead to yet again sway you into an ever developing and changing plot. Amazingly entertaining and as usual, a tender loving story -endearing throughout, but especially in its finale.
The plot of the story is light-hearted and fun, full of adventure and misadventure. But it is Heyer's style, much reminiscent of Jane Austen's yet more colorful and engaging, that makes this book truly delightful. It is a must read for her description of a proper dandy alone. There were many places where I could not help but chuckle aloud.
I know you will find it more than worth your effort to hunt down and read this book!
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