- Series: Regency Romances (Book 4)
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (June 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402217692
- ISBN-13: 978-1402217692
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 164 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Corinthian remains one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books... a treat and a keeper." - Lesa's Book Critiques
"hilarious, imaginative, witty, and compelling." - Maymay's Memos
"I enjoyed myself while reading this fast-paced romp... delightful." - Jane Austen's World
"The Corinthian is a light-hearted comedy of manners... This is one Heyer I'll be revisiting soon. " - A Work in Progress
"This is a delightfully fun and adventurous romance full of laugh-out-loud moments. " - Wendi's Book Corner
"Rolicking fun in the form of a Regency-style road trip with romance and intrigue, terrific characters and witty dialogue." - Bookfoolery and Babble
"I adored this book. I adore Heyer. I want to go out and gobble up everything she ever wrote and I will. Slowly and deliciously. " - A Hidden Place
"Georgette Heyer was at the top of her game with The Corinthian... it is one of her best adventure/romances. " - Ex Libris
"Fascinating... a very enjoyable read. " - The Curious Reader
"The Corinthian is a wonderful book... a must read on a rainy day. " - Books-are-Life Reviews
"This one is playful and fun. There's some adventure thrown in as well--and a murder!--but at it's heart this is a romantic comedy." - Becky's Book Reviews
"Superbly written, with an undercurrent of humor throughout, THE CORINTHIAN is a sheer joy to read." - The Long and Short of It Reviews
"Part road romance and all romp, this delicious comedy of manners is filled with adventure and fun, and Heyer's superb wit and humor, Once you begin this page-turning delight, you will not be able to put it down!" - The Romance Readers Connection
"[T]he writing is good, the subtle romance is sweet, the adventure is fun. " - The Book Smugglers
About the Author
The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921.
Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.
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Audiobook: the narrator is good but not great. Expression and pacing are fine, but she struggles with the male voices as her voice is not deep enough. One male character has a scratchy voice and reminded me of Yoda. I wouldn't mind listening to another audibook by this narrator, but I wouldn't seek her out.
Sir Richard, bored, spolied, wealthy, depressed, on the brink of doom, about to offer for a woman he cannot possibly love--that all ends when a young miss tumbles out of her window in the dead of night and into his startled arms. She is naturally running away.
Naturally, being drunk from depression Sir Richard determines she shall not be without escort. Craziness ensues. She, determined to allude her awful aunt--poor, deluded woman wants her money--cuts her hair short and dresses as a boy and sets off, with Sir Richard as "his" tutor, on the common stage. Ripe for adventure. They get plenty.
Corinthian is wonderfully witty. There is much to laugh about plus mystery and intrigue in this romantic comedy. It reminded me a great deal of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and would make for an entertaining stage play or movie of its own. The unlikely couple at the center of the story changes little from beginning to end, but they are endearing and easily championed. The secondary characters and myriad twists and turns had me laughing out loud and eagerly reading through to the end.
Corinthian is a thoroughly enjoyable read that would appeal to fans of screwball romantic comedy.