Georgette Heyer was one of the twentieth century’s most respected writers of historical romance, a story type that she brought to perfection in scores of witty and whimsical novels. This volume collects two of her best-loved blends of the amorous and humorous.
Lady of Quality is the story of Miss Annis Wychwood, a proud and independent young woman living on her own in Bath in the early nineteenth century. Bored by the few suitors who have called on her, Annis is resigned to a future of serene solitude until adventure enters her life in the person of Miss
Lucilla Carleton, an heiress seeking to escape an arranged marriage. Opportunity follows in the person of Mr. Oliver Carleton, Lucilla’s guardian. Oliver is the rudest man Annis has ever met—and the only one who has ever provoked strong feelings from her. Sparks fly from the friction between them, and neither is prepared for the romance they ignite.
Charity Girl is the tale of another runaway, Miss Charity Steane, who is in flight from her aunt’s household when the Viscount Desford encounters her on the road to London. Chivalry dictates that Desford help the naïve Charity, and propriety demands that he lodge her with his dear friend Henrietta
Silverdale. With Charity in the picture, Henrietta’s feelings toward Desford warm, and the Viscount soon finds himself torn between two women in a gentle comedy of manners and mishaps.
Full of charm and delight, Lady of Quality and Charity Girl are two jewels in the crown of the writer regarded as the Queen of Regency romance.
|Publisher:||Fall River Press|
|Edition description:||Two Novels in One|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.80(d)|
About the Author
Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) wrote her first novel when she was fifteen and saw it published when she was nineteen. In a career that spanned more than half a century, she wrote more than fifty novels, including historical and modern romances and detective fiction. She was highly respected for her research, historical accuracy, and extraordinary plots and characters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed Lady of Quality more than Charity Girl. Of course I love anything by Georgette Heyer. She writes are similar to "Jane Austen" novels. So, if you enjoy funny comments and romance- then this is for you.
Both are fun Heyer novels. Lady of Quality is probably slightly stronger than Charity Girl, but both are well worth the read.