Heyer wrote The Masqueraders, a cross-dressing gender romance with plenty of sword duels, while living in Africa with her then-engineer. Georgette Heyer wrote a very large number of novels. To those who haven’t read them, and simply judge them by their covers, from all their. Inquiring readers: I have no doubt you shall enjoy this review of Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders by my good friend, Lady Anne, an expert.

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Heyer also makes sure that the men in high georgftte and wigs are also masculine enough to attract her original readers of the s and s. This was a different, fun, but overall baffling Heyer read. May 09, Katie rated it it was amazing.

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Pru and Tony have more foundation as a couple, but their relationship also falls into the trap that so many ‘competent women’ romances do. I still reread it. With just a whiff of Twelfth Night about it, this Georgian era novel by Georgette Heyer is lots of cross-dressing, romantic, swashbuckling fun: Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her brother Robin to be masters of disguise. Heyer heroines are always spirited, brave, adventurous, daring and unconventional, just the kind of girl to attract egorgette modern readership.

And more keenly, because of one of the romances, wherein it is proven once and for all that courtship between a man and a woman dressed as a man looks exactly like period-appropriate close male friendship.


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For georgettw it is nothing to georgettte the charming Letitia Grayson, a rich heiress from her abductor. I think there would be more of a Frederica feel to a novel about feeling the breadwinning burden, whereas The Masqueraders is about delight in playing a part and the pursuit of integrity throughout. A fantastically self-assured conman, whose apperance has me laughing out loud. Any ads you see are placed here by WordPress. The brothers have been dissemblers since they were children.

I think that I was immediately charmed by Peter and completely hooked when Peter became Prue. What could be more unpredictable than falling in love when you are masquerading as the opposite sex?

My second favorite Heyer, another one I’ve reread a few times. The plot of The Masqueraders also relies on some Heyer stalwarts: Like Liked by 2 people.

Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. I’m sure Twelfth Night doesn’t stand up to rational scrutiny either. To be the daughter of an adventurer also means that she has learned some interesting social skills.


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I will say, however, that part of my enjoyment on that very first read was not knowing at first that Peter and Letitia were masquerading. This is one of my absolute favorite Heyer novels-my copy is on its last legs! heuer

It is a novel of pure genius. Learn how your comment data is processed. Beginning inHeyer released one masqkeraders novel and one thriller each year.

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What woman could make a prettier and more convincing sight than Robin, dressed as Kate Merriot: Then also, Anthony’s private ruminations over Prudence were also rather amusing. Robin and Letitia’s is interesting only for Robin’s impostiture and his romantic rescues. Jun 03, Trin rated it really liked it Shelves: Showing of reviews. The latter being very popular in Dennistoun. There is little-to-no mugging for laughs in this part of the story; the danger of being caught out is acknowledged, but there’s no question that Prue and Robin are capable of pulling off the deception.

Sir Anthony also takes a shine to the attractive young man, masquerqders is so surprisingly worldly and well traveled, if slightly too smooth of cheek.