Georgette Heyer Biography

Author: Jennifer Kloester

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446473368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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_________________________ The perfect accompaniment to the definitive new editions of Georgette Heyer's celebrated novels that are currently being reissued. A remarkable biography of one of Britain's best-loved and best-selling novelists, 'the queen of Regency romance'. Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers and extolled by today's bestselling authors. Despite her enormous popularity she never gave an interview or appeared in public. Georgette Heyer wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, when she was seventeen in order to amuse her convalescent brother. It was published in 1921 to instant success and it has never been out of print. A phenomenon even in her own lifetime, to this day she is the undisputed queen of regency romance. During ten years of research into Georgette Heyer's life and writing, Jennifer Kloester has had unlimited access to Heyer's notebooks and private papers and the Heyer family records, and exclusive access to several untapped archives of Heyer's early letters.

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

Author: Clive Bloom

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030331369

Category: Social Science

Page: 1253

View: 9656


“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.

Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction

Author: Samantha J. Rayner,Kim Wilkins

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787357600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 7210


The Nonesuch is the name of one of Georgette Heyer’s most famous novels. It means a person or thing without equal, and Georgette Heyer is certainly that. Her historical works inspire a fiercely loyal, international readership and are championed by literary figures such as A. S. Byatt and Stephen Fry. Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction brings together an eclectic range of chapters from scholars all over the world to explore the contexts of Heyer’s career. Divided into four parts – gender; genre; sources; and circulation and reception – the volume draws on scholarship on Heyer and her contemporaries to show how her work sits in a chain of influence, and why it remains pertinent to current conversations on books and publishing in the twenty-first century. Heyer’s impact on science fiction is accounted for, as are the milieu she was writing in, the many subsequent works that owe Heyer’s writing a debt, and new methods for analysing these enduring books. From the gothic to data science, there is something for everyone in this volume; a celebration of Heyer’s ‘nonesuch’ status amongst historical novelists, proving that she and her contemporary women writers deserve to be read (and studied) as more than just guilty pleasures.

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present

Author: George Stade,Karen Karbiener

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438116896

Category: Authors, English

Page: 593

View: 6935


Profiles the finest British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including essential details about the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Writers from Ireland and nations of the British Commonwealth are also included.

The Unknown Ajax

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456706

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9346


IF YOU LOVE BRIDGERTON, YOU'LL LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER! 'A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers ... the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together' INDEPENDENT 'My generation's Julia Quinn' ADJOA ANDOH, star of Bridgerton, in RED 'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS __________________________ The Lofty, isolated Darracott Place is beset with tragedy. And when the contemptible Lord Darracot's eldest son meets an awful death, the family are left with no other choice than to invite mysterious heir apparent Hugo to stay. When the handsome young man arrives, their suspicions seem to be confirmed: he is unsophisticated and unworldly. The family resolve to help educate him. But as time goes on, will the Darracotts learn there's more to Hugo than meets the eye? __________________________ 'Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE 'Utterly delightful' GUARDIAN 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Georgette Heyer's Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining ... Escapism of the highest order' DAILY MAIL 'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' HARRIET EVANS 'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

A Blunt Instrument

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409039846

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7945


Georgette Heyer's brilliant and highly acclaimed series of detective novels When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well-liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? Enter Superintendent Hannasyde who, with consummate skill, begins to uncover the complexities of Fletcher's life. It seems the real Fletcher was far from the gentleman he pretended to be. There is, in fact, no shortage of people who wanted him dead. Then, a second murder is committed, with striking similarities to the first, giving a grotesque twist to a very unusual case.

Friday's Child

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448108837

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6075


'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS ________________________ Hero Wantage is desperate to change her fate. When the dashing Lord Sherry proposes out of the blue, Hero is overjoyed - she'll escape a life as a governess and, once they wed, he can finally claim his inheritance. But as Hero attempts to social climb in glamorous London society, Sherry is concerned that her naivety will ruin them both and takes drastic action. The chaos that follows will push friendships - and hearts - to breaking point. ________________________ 'Heart-stoppingly gorgeous' HARRIET EVANS 'Georgette Heyer is second to none' SUNDAY TIMES

Arabella

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456528

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2720


A BELOVED CLASSIC FROM THE QUEEN OF THE REGENCY ROMANCE 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes . . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA ‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ JOANNE HARRIS _____________________________ A fiery debutante. An ill-tempered bachelor. A romance for the ages. Arabella, the daughter of an impoverished country parson, dreams of a new life in London. But her beauty and charm will only get her so far – and when Arabella embarks on her first London season armed with nothing but a benevolent godmother and her own notoriously short temper, she quickly runs afoul of Robert Beaumaris. He’s the most eligible bachelor of the day, with a personality as strong and combative as hers – and Arabella cannot abide him thinking of her as just another pretty girl after his wealth. So she allows herself to be provoked into a game of deception – one that could have unexpected consequences... Arabella is a rich, dashing romance from Georgette Heyer, the legendary creator of the beloved Regency romance genre. _____________________________ 'Wonderful characters . . . rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE 'A wonderful wit . . . I’ve read her over and over and over again' STEPHEN FRY 'Triumphantly good . . . Georgette Heyer is unbeatable' INDIA KNIGHT

The King's Secret Matter

Author: Jean Plaidy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446411591

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8899


Historical romance at its very best: fans of Philippa Gregory will love this captivating journey back in time from multi-million copy and international bestselling author Jean Plaidy. 'Jean Plaidy conveys the texture of various patches of the past with such rich complexity' - Guardian 'These books are page-turners; they offer a wonderful way to learn about history... and their stories will remain with you for ever' -- Daily Express 'Every bit as exciting and moving today as they were when first written.' -- Woman & Home 'Such an amazing book! Full of twists and turns, kept me hooked!' -- ***** Reader reviews 'Another masterpiece from Jean Plaidy about Henry VIII.' -- ***** Reader reviews ***************************************************************************** After twelve years of marriage, the once fortuitous union of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon has declined into a loveless stalemate. Their only child, Mary, is disregarded as a suitable heir, and Henry's need for a legitimate son to protect the Tudor throne has turned him into a callous and greatly feared ruler. When the young and intriguing Anne Boleyn arrives from the French court, Henry is easily captivated by her dark beauty and bold spirit. But his desire to possess the wily girl leads to a deadly struggle of power that promises to tear apart the lives of Katharine and Mary, and forever change England's faith... The Tudor saga continues in Murder Most Royal.