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The Black Moth

ISBN: 9781402219528

By: Georgette Heyer

Published: 12/01/2009

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"Stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty." —Margaret Drabble A disgraced lord, a notorious highwayman Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman. And the beauty who would steal his heart Not long after Jack's return, he encounters his old adversary, the libertine Duke of Andover, attempting the abduction of the beautiful Diana Beauleigh. At the point of Jack's sword, the duke is vanquished, but foiled once, the "Black Moth" has no intention of failing again… This is Georgette Heyer's first novel—a favorite of readers and a stirring tale to be enjoyed again and again. "A tale of love and adventure, clearness and charm, and an originality to delight…a tale to stir one's blood." BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT "A romance of the eighteenth century, with a wicked Duke, self-sacrificing elder brother, weak younger brother, highwayman, gambling, abduction, and rescue all complete." THE SATURDAY REVIEW "A well-filled story which keeps the reader pleased." THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." KATIE FFORDE PRAISE FOR GEORGETTE HEYER: "Our Georgette Heyer display of the Sourcebooks reprints has been a huge success, not only to those early fans like myself, but to many new readers who appreciate her style and wit." Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC "Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." Publishers Weekly "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." Katie Fforde "Perfect craftsmanship." New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Georgette Heyer

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. 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. Heyer's large volume of works 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. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

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Table of Contents

Prologue

One: At The Chequers Inn, Fallowfield
Two: My Lord at the White Hart
Three: Introducing the Hon Richard Carstares
Four: Introducing the Lady Lavinia Carstares
Five: His Grace of Andover
Six: Bath: 29 Queen Square
Seven: Introducing Sundry New Characters
Eight: The Biter Bit
Nine: Lady O'Hara Intervenes
Ten: Lady O'Hara Retires
Eleven: My Lord Turns Rescuer and Comes Nigh Ending His Life
Twelve: My Lord Dictates a Letter and Receives a Visitor
Thirteen: My Lord Makes His Bow
Fourteen: Mistress Diana is Unmaidenly
Fifteen: O'Hara's Mind is Made Up
Sixteen: Mr Bettison Proposes
Seventeen: Lady O'Hara Wins Her Point
Eighteen: Enter Captain Harold Lovelace
Nineteen: The Reappearance of His Grace of Andover
Twenty: His Grace of Andover Takes a Hand in the Game
Twenty-one: Mrs Fanshawe Lights a Fire and O'Hara Fans the Flame
Twenty-two: Developments
Twenty-three: Lady Lavinia Goes to the Play
Twenty-four: Richard Plays the Man
Twenty-five: His Grace of Andover Captures the Queen
Twenty-six: My Lord Rides to Frustrate His Grace
Twenty-seven: My Lord Enters by the Window
Twenty-eight: In Which What Threatened to be Tragedy Turns to Comedy
Twenty-nine: Lady O'Hara is Triumphant

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Reviews



“Richly detailed... The world depicted by Heyer was just fascinating.” - Becky’s Book Reviews

“Everyone is in love with dashing Jack Carst...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 13.76 oz
Page Count: 368 pages

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