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The Masqueraders

ISBN: 9781402219504

By: Georgette Heyer

Published: 12/01/2009

In an age of slippery politics, Robin and Prudence Tremaine find themselves on the wrong side of the Jacobite rebellion.

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"A treasure beyond price. The Masqueraders is a wicked delight, worth more than its weight in gold." —Anne Stuart Such a daring escape… Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her brother Robin to be masters of disguise. Ending up on the wrong side of the Jacobite rebellion, brother and sister flee to London, Prudence pretending to be a dashing young buck, and Robin a lovely young lady. Could cost them both their hearts… Then Prudence meets the elegant Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin becomes the mysterious hero of the charming Letitia Grayson, and in order to have what they truly want, the two masqueraders must find a way to unmask themselves without losing their lives… "What with elopements, rescues, duels, and cards, the story goes excitingly; and finally the magnificent but dubious father proves himself a Viscount. It is a picturesque and engaging story." —THE SPECTATOR 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 WHAT READERS SAY: "Heyer manages to make us believe in this entertaining masquerade of the siblings posing each as a member of the opposite sex. Very true to the period indeed. Strongly recommended." "Such a great book—the ultimate romantic, swashbuckling, identity-swapping fantasy." "A must-read for Heyer fans." "Anyone who loves Shakespeare’s Viola (and who thinks Shakespeare didn’t give her enough to do in Twelfth Night) will enjoy Georgette Heyer’s heroine Prudence." "I wore the cover out on this one almost forty years ago. Believe me, Ms Heyer stands the test of time!"

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

One: A Lady in Distress
Two: Arrival of a Large Gentleman
Three: My Lady Lowestoft
Four: Mistress Prudence to Herself
Five: Sir Humphrey Grayson Waits Upon Mr Merriot
Six: The Polite World Receives Mr and Miss Merriot
Seven: A Taste of a Large Gentleman's Temper
Eight: The Black Domino
Nine: Mohocks Abroad
Ten: Sudden and Startling Appearance of the Old Gentleman
Eleven: My Lord Barham in Arlington Street
Twelve: Passage of Arms Between Prudence and Sir Anthony
Thirteen: Encounter at White's
Fourteen: My Lord Barham Becomes Mysterious
Fifteen: Challenge to Mr Merriot
Sixteen: Unaccountable Behaviour of Sir Anthony Fanshawe
Seventeen: Sad Falling Out of Friends
Eighteen: The Large Gentleman is Awake
Nineteen: Meeting in Arlington Street
Twenty: Ingenuity of my Lord Barham
Twenty-one: Proceedings of Mr Markham
Twenty-two: Tortuous Methods of my Lord Barham
Twenty-three: The Fight By Moonlight
Twenty-four: Return of Miss Grayson
Twenty-five: Mystery of the Masked Man
Twenty-six: Arrest of Mr Merriot
Twenty-seven: Violence on the King's High Road
Twenty-eight: Exit Miss Merriot
Twenty-nine: The Ride Through the Night
Thirty: Triumph of Lord Barham
Thirty-one: The Honourable Robin Tremaine
Thirty-two: Journey's End

Excerpt

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A Lady in Distress

It had begun to rain an hour ago, a fine driving mist with the sky grey above. The gentleman riding beside the chaise surveyed the clouds placidly

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“[A] deliciously implausible story... The characters are great fun.” - A Hoyden’s Look at Literature

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 12.64 oz
Page Count: 336 pages

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