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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I am in love with this book. I loved it when it started with a pair of siblings chatting about whether they should rescue the young, eloping heiress in the next room from a drunken suitor. Money probably — why else would reckless adventurers put their necks into such a dangerous bind. Her novels can maequeraders grouped into four kinds.

One of best early ones. The two masqueraders must find a way to unmask themselves without losing their lives?

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Even kickass Prudence can’t fool Sir Anthony! A delightful romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London around Jan 30, Jenn rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found his self-centred arrogance, and his manipulation of his children and his faithful servant John, to be pretty questionable. But by about half way through it was starting to fizzle out for me, and it was even getting a bit tedious.

Any ads you see are placed here by WordPress. Pru, in her mid-twenties, has geoorgette dissembling all her life, and is very competent at many things yet her brother is more competent at everything, even being a womanand her romantic match is better than Pru at everything except the cross-dressing.


Peter Merriot” and “Miss Kate Merriot” make their way to London to discover the will of their rather enigmatic Father.

The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer: A Review | Jane Austen’s World

The Masqueradersby Georgette Heyer. Words like egad and withal abound. This geoorgette an early Heyer and you can tell in the sense that the writing isn’t quite as smooth as her later works are. A Civil Contract Regency Romances. My kids would say he’s ‘a legend in his own lunchtime’.

Gender performativity at its best: Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders

Dec 21, Jane Jago rated it it was amazing. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. The cross-dressing made this book confusing, but was definetely worth it.

You have no knowledge of me. Such a happy accident! Thus the narrator is presented with rather a difficult task. Trade paperback pages. Oh, we must have a love story or two for it to be a Georgette Heyer novel. It totally reads that way, particularly the bit where Sir Tony briefly ‘withdraws his protection’ from his young protegee.

Previous Post Sorrow and anger: Such an occurrence had not been anticipated, and they wonder what had given her away:. He was quite a character! This character development would have been a positive in a grittier story but I found it a little hard to go along with in an escapist adventure. I still reread it. Prudence and Robin Tremaine, are children of the notorious and brilliant Viscount of Barham, find themselves on the wrong side of the Jacobite rebellion.


We watch these circuitous wooings with delight; the young lady is all unaware, but what of Sir Anthony? Recommended, over and over again!

The Masqueraders (Historical Romances): Georgette Heyer: : Books

Cheers, LA Like Like. Certainly, if she was writing this story today, she would have handled it differently. You have to let go your need for certainty, just as Prudence and Robin need to do. One of best early ones Like Like.

The Masqueraders is a greatly entertaining, romantic, adventure novel. The Masqueraders is a novel written by Georgette Heyer.

When questioned by the authorities, Letitia gives a false description of the “highwayman” to protect her love. He’s a hilarious character who flirts quite amusingly in his “female garb” yet is a romantic young man. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

It’s hheyer most respectable gentleman, my dear. View all 3 comments. This story has many of the elements of her Regencies, but nonetheless a very different flavor.

The Masqueraders

Share your thoughts with other customers. Dec 04, Algernon rated it liked it Shelves: A few months later, as the novel starts, the brother and sister reappear in London, masquerading as someone else and waiting for their father and his next con. I hope to have the patience next time around!