Editorial Reviews. Review. “The Corinthian remains one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books a treat and a keeper.” – Lesa’s Book Critiques “hilarious. Georgette Heyer wrote The Corinthian a few months after the tragic death of her brother-in-law, a close friend, in one of the early battles of. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Heyer, ioned.

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Not only does she fail to appeal to him his family has wanted the two to marry for yearsbut her feckless family seems to be tumbling into financial ruin. To ask other readers questions about The Corinthianplease sign up. View all 10 comments. I thought I should be able to jump, only I don’t think I can.

Penelope and Sir Richard’s first encounter happens very soon and it is one of the loveliest I’ve read so far. Escapism in its purest form. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Rather than marry her cousin who looks like a fish and is only interested in her money, Pen Creed escapes in the disquise of a man only to be rescued a Corinthian, Sir Richard Wyndam.

My real name is Penelope Creed. The plot is very Shakespearean with cross-dressing girls, love triangles and dastardly villains as only Georgette Heyer can write them.

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You see, my father had no other children, and I believe I am most corinhian wealthy, besides having a house in Somerset, which they won’t let me live in.


Some of the funniest parts are what happens when they finally meet up with Piers and the silly, weepy girl he’s currently involved with.

Penelope CreedSir Richard Wyndham. There is also hilarious dialogue and a bit of romance.

One of the best things about listening to new audio versions of older books is becoming reacquainted with stories I read many more years ago than I care to count! I was anticipating a straight-forward little adventure story so was surprised and delighted with how many times the plot circled and twisted around to make quite fun and hilarious knots for the characters to get out of. Not one of my favourite GH novels Every book have o Heyer is a master in her genre. The fashionable Sir Richard Wyndham is desperately seeking a way out of offering marriage to the icy Melissa Brandon.

The Duke of Defiance. How to Marry a Marquess. This has to be the third book mentioned so far that includes cross dressing!

I don’t usually go for “chick in pants” romances, but this one was exceptionally well done. Sir Geoggette Wyndham is a twenty-nine-year-old Corinthian — wealthy, sophisticated, handsome, and supremely bored with his untroubled, aristocratic existence.

This book is a lot of fun! He boxes like a champion, drives his horses like an Apollo, and dresses to the nines. Penelope Creed is no simpering miss. So I stole Geoffrey’s second-best suit, and climbed out of the window. In she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers. Item s unavailable for purchase. Snowdrift and Other Stories.

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If I could have gotten past my disbelief it would have been fine. A rakish young gentleman of lamentable habits, and a disastrous charm of manner. Young Georgtete Pen Creed was a delightful miss of she’s a very level-headed, no nonsense, definitely not miss-ish young woman.


Naxos AudioBooks has done a stupendous job in matching narrators to books with their Heyer recordings, and this one is no exception. Nothing Like a Duke. I don’t know which part was more unbelievable. I love the combination of humor, romance, and mystery. Penelope Creed, our 17 year old heroine, is climbing out her bedroom window in the early morning to run away. The story doesn’t go back and forth, though.

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Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Those parts were really funny. Beginning inEgorgette released ghe romance novel and one thriller each year. Richard has his hands full with his mischievous charge.

Pen, an enterprising young woman, enmeshes them both in a series of crazy imbroglios. The youth turns out to be a girl, 17 year old Pen Creed who is running away from her aunt’s in order to escape an unwanted marriage. Cedric, the drunkard, the sponge and completely humorous pest.

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In this series View all Book 5. This being an early GH Regency, she crammed as many of those minor characters into the action as she could–somewhat to the detriment of the story. Paperbackpages.