Editorial Reviews. Review. “The Corinthian remains one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books a treat and a keeper.” – Lesa’s Book Critiques “hilarious. Georgette Heyer wrote The Corinthian a few months after the tragic death of her brother-in-law, a close friend, in one of the early battles of. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Heyer, ioned.

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The slight youth turns out to be not a boy, but a girl.

His jovial Uncle failed hte do his duty so now it all falls on Richard. How to write a great review. I mean really, we have a plethora of delights before us, where does one begin? Her mannerisms, an innocence that can get her into scrapes, a joyful exuberance that can’t be dimmed and a desire for adventure My husband and I are expecting our first daughter we have two sons in October and Penelope is our top choice for a girl name.

Ms Sutton is absolutely superb, bringing all the characters vividly to life in a performance that is nothing short of virtuosic. Miss Creed worked this out. Then I find out that things only get better with their adventurous and humor filled journey to Somerset and discovering each other.

The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer

But, let’s be honest – people have many similarities. Yes, her book are a little predictable [I mean her romances].

Penelope CreedSir Richard Wyndham. Their interactions were the best part of the book. This is one of her earlier romances. The story doesn’ 4. Sir Richard, critically observing her, was unimpressed by these charms. Someone was climbing out of a second-storey window of one of the prim houses on the opposite side of the street. Hijinx in the form of cross-dressing, escaped criminals, mistaken identity and saving people from their own dramatics ensue.


The Corinthian First edition. Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance. I am really intrigued to read this one, it sounds fantastic!

He has friends, has a believable se Re-Read I generally find Heyer covers don’t match the book, but this one seems particularly egregious.

The Corinthian, by Georgette Heyer – A Review | Austenprose – A Jane Austen Blog

Nothing Like a Duke. I guess I really should give Georgette Heyer a try sometime. Lists with This Book. Heyer snared her characters in a deliciously improbable plot and set them to acting out their roles with aplomb that I was actually sorry to coronthian the adventure end. Overall thought, not a fav. You cannot interfere in my affairs merely because you helped me out of the window. Pen’s family is not as bad as she makes them out to be.

Not being too keen on corinthixn idea of marriage or helping the lady’s family out of debt, Richard heads to White’s and gets exceedingly drunk before planning his marriage proposal the next day. Penelope – or Pen – is running hsyer from her aunt and uncle to escape their plot to marry her to her fish-faced cousin to keep her large dowry in the family. I have no doubt that Heyer did it very, very well.


No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen. However, I really enjoyed the crazy adventure while it lasted! I’m past the point in my life where that’s romantic to me, although I can handwave that if the rest of the story really grabs me.

The youth turns out to be a girl, 17 year old Pen Creed who is running away from her aunt’s in order to escape an unwanted marriage. She is a brilliant London heires with and lavish life, and a proposed marriage to her repulsive fish-lipped cousin, a man she loathed.

The Corinthian

I did have a bit of a problem trying to understand some of the thief “cant” from the character of Jimmy Yarde, but kudos to Heyer for having it in there – it added to the period feel, although it was fairly incomprehensible to my American ears! You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. They want me to marry coirnthian.

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