The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer – swash and swoon. All hail the queen of the Regency romance, whose glorious romps demand. WHY READERS LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER AND THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE: The story concerns love and marriage, trust and friendship, gossip and. The plot of the Convenient Marriage is different in so many ways from the typical Georgette Heyer novel. One is the tenderness with which the.

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If you think of this book as a Regency romance done by the Marx Brothers, you will get a sense of the appeal and fun of this story. There is cobvenient a great deal of conveient, fast-paced dialogue among the protagonists, and in terms of romance, more talk than action.

While Jane Austen is perhaps the best-known author from this period, the genre remained popular thereafter, and Georgette Heyer herself influenced by Austenwrote over two dozen such novels. Although this book is considered a Regency romance, it is set a little early, in When the year-old and wealthy Marcus, Earl of Rule, proposes marriage to year-old Elizabeth Winwood whom Rule barely knowsshe agrees to marry him although she loves someone else Edward Heron.

Rule protests he is too old for Horry, but she assures him no one would think he was as old as he actually was.

The two marry, much to the titillation of society, and Horry soon takes up the occupations of the idle rich, viz. Meanwhile several parties conspire to undermine the marriage. Lethbridge turns out to georgetge even a bigger rake than his reputation allowed, and Horry gets into serious trouble.


Her brother, his good friend Sir Roland Pommeroy, and Edward Heron all try to help her out, to hilarious effect, not knowing that Rule is aware of their schemes.

He is patient, generous, humorous, tender, and most helpfully, smarter than anyone else around him. These are all rich white people spending money profligately which was quite possibly made from exploiting colonial subjects, and certainly with maeriage regard for the hardships of the heyfr.

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But it can also be said that the author underlays her tale with a certain cynicism and irony that encourages the reader to regard the effete rich with a jaundiced georgtete, along with affection for those characters who make an effort to maintain morality and humaneness. If you like the comical romances of Sophie Kinsella and you also like Jane Austin, you well might enjoy this confection of a story written in but none the worse for its age. Originally published in ; Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, I need to heter Heyer a try.

This sounds like such a fun read. Thank you for your insightful review!

I really love the humor of this book. There are often flippant comments about servants, the way that people talk about those who are not rich and aristocratic — it is hard to take sometimes. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


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