The Corinthian

The Corinthian

by Georgette Heyer
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The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer

"A writer of great wit and style...I've read her books to ragged shreds."-Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph

A daring escape

Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin. Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life.

And a heroic rescue

When Sir Richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector. As it happens, at that very moment Sir Richard could use an escape of his own...

What Readers Say:

"Marvelous screwball comedy and great romance!"

"Light—hearted and fun, full of adventure and misadventure. But it is Heyer's style, much reminiscent of Jane Austen's, yet more colorful and engaging, that makes this book truly delightful."

"A sprightly handful of a heroine, an amused grey—eyed hero, and a colorful and diverse group of supporting characters...throw in a road trip, a murder over stolen jewels, and a mystery, and there's a little something for everyone."

"Triumphantly good...Georgette Heyer is unbeatable."-India Knight, Sunday Telegraph

"Her books sparkle with wit and style."-Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402217692
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 246,331
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921.

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 also 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 mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.

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JYKWA More than 1 year ago
'The Corinthian' was the first Georgette Heyer book I read - I picked up a 1966 edition and, boy, am I glad I did - and it still remains my favorite. Sir Richard Wyndham, about to make a marriage proposal to a woman he doesn't love due to family pressures, comes across Penelope Creed (Pen, if you will) dropping out of the second-floor window of her aunt's house, and life is never the same for this very proper, fashionable gentleman. Pen is so delightfully cheerful and innocent, and we can see Sir Richard, despite his proper and stern manners, falling for her. Witty and charming with quite a few funny moments, 'The Corinthian' is just delightful, and Pen and Sir Richard remain my favorite Heyer couple.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great romp. Very readable, with lots of comic moments. I love Heyer's writing - she immerses herself in the Regency period, and it simply flows from her pen. She presents nothing in her story that does not have a purpose in it. Great characterizations. No disjointed/vague/fumbling narratives here. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom bought me a couple of Georgette Heyer books because she loved them when she was young and they are good, clean, romance novels. I now enjoy all of them. They provide a good, easy, read with cute stories. The inexpensive paperbacks can go anywhere, and I call them my "bathtub reading".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had forgotten how darling this book is.
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jca85 More than 1 year ago
Every couple of years I re-read the Georgette Heyer regency novels - all of them. The Corinthian is one of my favorites - twist and turns in the story, well- written and memorable characters, and one of my favorite - and most unlikely - heroines
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