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The Black Moth (Annotated) - Georgette Heyer
The Black Moth (Annotated)
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The Black Moth (1921) is a Georgian era romance book by the British author Georgette Heyer, set around 1751. Published when Heyer was nineteen, The Black Moth was her debut novel. It was based on a story she had written for her haemophiliac younger brother and published with the encouragement of... show more
The Black Moth (1921) is a Georgian era romance book by the British author Georgette Heyer, set around 1751. Published when Heyer was nineteen, The Black Moth was her debut novel. It was based on a story she had written for her haemophiliac younger brother and published with the encouragement of her father. It was a commercial success. While modern critics have considered it a flawed work, they have observed characteristics Heyer included in her later works.The story follows Lord Jack Carstares, an English nobleman who becomes a highwayman after taking the blame during a cheating scandal years before. One day, he rescues Miss Diana Beauleigh when she is almost abducted by the Duke of Andover. Jack and Diana fall in love but his troubled past and current profession threaten their happiness.This edition has been formatted for your Kindle, with an active table of contents. This work has also been annotated, with additional information about the book and also Georgette Heyer, including an overview, development, plot summary, main characters, reception, analysis, legacy, biographical and bibliographical information.
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Format: Kindle Edition
ASIN: B01CMLVN7I
Pages no: 364
Edition language: English
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Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
4.0 Heroes or not
This was the first novel by Heyer, and also it had its share of problems, it read very well, showing the hand of the future master of the romance genre. The novel is set not during Regency – that period will be introduced into Heyer’s fiction later – but vaguely in the middle of the 18th century. Tr...
Pinkkitty
Pinkkitty rated it
2.5 The Black Moth
My dear Mrs. Girraffee introduced me to this author. This is not one i was able to finish. I have enjoyed all the other books by this author. I intend to try again to read this book.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Black Moth
Fun, regency romance by the master.
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
Wonderful narrator. Fun book. It was her first. Rather well done for such a young writer.
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
When he was young, Jack Carstares took the blame when his younger brother was caught cheating at cards. He was ostracized from society and fled to the Continent, where he eventually made his fortune gambling and teaching fencing. Now he has returned to England, where he plays at being a highwayman...
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