The Black Moth
A disgraced lord, a notorious highwayman Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman. ... show more
A disgraced lord, a notorious highwayman
Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman.
And the beauty who would steal his heart
Not long after Jack's return, he encounters his old adversary, the libertine Duke of Andover, attempting the abduction of the beautiful Diana Beauleigh. At the point of Jack's sword, the duke is vanquished, but foiled once, the "Black Moth" has no intention of failing again?
Publish date: 1979
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 274
Edition language: English
Georgette Heyer's first novel is silly melodrama, but I enjoyed reading it anyway. I could see glimpses of the author she would become. But the values and priorities of the time were seriously messed up!
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...
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.
Fun, regency romance by the master.
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...