The Unknown Ajax

The Unknown Ajax

by Georgette Heyer
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The Unknown Ajax 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
flyhawk More than 1 year ago
One of the few authors I collect, as I enjoy reading her books again and again, over time. Clever, sometimes suble dialogue, engaging charactors who you actually care about - her books are classics. Written when romance WAS romance, not thinly disguised lust and soft porn. I've read more "modern" authors, but no one even comes close. The Unknown Ajax is a unapologetic man's man who verbally tweaks the nose of the stuck-up relatives he's come to see. He doesn't let the opinions of others bother him a bit, and finds humor in the whole situation. The love he meets is at first resistant to the pressure brought to bear on her to marry him, but as she comes to know him, she realizes he's tender and reliable, and unsure of her heart. Is he too good to be true?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as I do most of Georgette Heyer's books. Her character development is excellent. She brings to the fore many of the class distinctions and prejudices of the Regency era which is enlightening to the people of the 20-21st century, especially Americans. All the while, she's telling a humorous Jane Austin style story of "Pride and Prejudice".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Georgette Heyer. I have made my way through all but three of her books now and this one I have to say is not one of her better works. The female lead leaves much to be desired and although the story should have worked well since the plot was very orignal, it almost seemed at times to be a chore to get through the book. If you are a Heyer fan, definitely give it a try, but don't expect it to live up to some of her other works. And if you would like to try Heyer, don't make this your first choice since it doesn't even come close to representing the brilliance of her work. On a positive side, as with all Heyer books, it was a clean and humorous love story and her detail of the era really helps you to feel like you are there.
RLeon More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite Heyer books. I lent this to a friend and she said that she laughed out loud for ten minutes over the final climax of the book. The nonsensical dialogue and delightful characters are wonderful and Hugo is one of my favorite Heyer heros. I have had to replace this book as my original paperback was falling apart - as are many of my Heyer books.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I’ve been a fan since my high school days and I still love her books today in my 60’s. This remains one of my favorites.
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This is probably my favourite of all her works
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nite_owl More than 1 year ago
Georgette Heyer is one of the best authoresses in the past two centuries. This book about an unknown and unwanted heir is a fabulous mix with intrigue, smuggling, humour, and a dash of romance. If you enjoy a great read and a good story, this is a book for you!
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CuriousOH More than 1 year ago
Alot of humor in a very enjoyable story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all her books. This is one of my favorites. Not only do I love our hero I'm really partial to all his cousins too.The mystery and exciting ending, the humor, just wonderful.
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LadyShrike More than 1 year ago
I first read this book over 30 years ago. It has some slow places but is worth the read. The story shows what can happen when criminals are raised to the level of heroes in children's stories. The children accept the criminal behavoir as right and good when the adults were only trying to be entertaining. I always try to have a copy on hand.
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Kris117 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorites of Heyer’s books, which is saying quite a lot. I like both of the leads, but Hugo is especially delightful and full of surprises. The way he and his family carry off the climax of the story keep me glued to the page every time I read, even though I know exactly what will happen.
JayMT More than 1 year ago
Like all Georgette Heyer's books it is witty and very well written. I love all her books. You should also try her mysteries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Georgette Heyer, mistress of the regency romance, always is entertaining. But the page has information on an entirely different book, about a doctor and it's suppossed to be a Christian something or other. Please review the page and reform.