Foundling

Foundling

by Georgette Heyer
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The Foundling 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Foundling is my personal favorite Heyer: perhaps not the best written (The Grand Sophy, A Civil Contract, An Infamous Army and, of course, These Old Shades are better literature) but this is my favorite. I'm delighted it's coming back into print as my old, used copy I bought in Scotland years ago is falling to bits. Perhaps I like this book of hers because the focus and point of view of the book is not on a heroine. Belinda, the foundling in question, is a brainless but nice (and comedic) foil for the real, hero: Gilly the Duke of Sale. I am most fascinated by the family relationship Heyer has developed here between Gilly, his cousin Gideon and Gideon's father (who's also Gilly's old guardian). The book rollicks along as Gilly learns to stand up for himself in the face of his over-bearing (but kind) uncle and his favorite cousin. Rather than casting the relatives (and, of course, the loyal servants from childhood) as scheming nasties, they are flesh and blood, strong-minded individuals convinced from affection that they know what is good for Gilly. A real, pleasurable book!
readingissexy23 More than 1 year ago
This is my second Georgette Heyer book, I recently stumbled upon "Arabella" and fell in love with it. I immediately picked up The Foundling after. From what I've heard, most of her books are Regency Romance. This book however, is more a "coming of age" story. The title is a bit misleading, its not really about a Foundling...she's only a minor character. The real lead here is the Duke of Sale...he wants to discover what it's like to be a normal person from no where in particular. He gets himself in all kinds of trouble in this magnificent tale! Can't wait to start another Heyer! It makes me sad that people are so unaware of her books...I wish more people knew about them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good fun with a hero instead of a heroine as the lead character. Gilly is one of my very favorite characters by Ms Heyer.
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One of my favorites
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lilio More than 1 year ago
Unlikely hero and heroine for regency novels. Their qualities emerge through the events of the book. I find myself rereading this book. I will be glad to have it on my nook so I do not have to purchase it again! Heyer is an author of an earlier age. The most sexual content is a chaste kiss for most of her novels. Her character portrayal and development are delightful. You will recognize the qualities in many of her characters as being similar to those in your own family/friends.
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I'm a big Heyer fan, so pretty much any book of hers is okayed by me. I liked this one a lot, though not as much as some of the others I've read. It doesn't focus on balls and 'fashionable life', which is nice, and Belinda (the beauty) is well represented - not a paragon, but not spiteful either... just feather-brained. I didn't like the heroine as much as some of Heyer's others - she was a bit wishy-washy - but she was all right. I REALLY liked Gilly!