Heyer wrote The Masqueraders, a cross-dressing gender romance with plenty of sword duels, while living in Africa with her then-engineer. Georgette Heyer wrote a very large number of novels. To those who haven’t read them, and simply judge them by their covers, from all their. Inquiring readers: I have no doubt you shall enjoy this review of Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders by my good friend, Lady Anne, an expert.

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I am intrigued about this look at the aftermath of the Rising. As is always the case in a Heyer historical novel, the times and the place are carefully laid out. But they bargained without Sir Anthony, and he has a trick or two up his sleeve.

An online Regency novel in serialized form. But there is more mystery here, and the return to England in this fantastical make-believe plays into it. This sounds great too.

The Masqueraders

Or the expectations and experiences of a generation of women who had a whole new range of opportunities, but also a lack of men to go round. Robin and Prudence are on thei Once upon a time, there was a brother and a sister.

No, for real goergette time, I really am. Previous Post Sorrow and anger: The plot, of course, only needs to be believable enough to allow you to go with it, while delivering a steady supply of awkward situations for the protagonists.

The Masqueraders is a wicked delight, worth more than its weight in gold. Reading a whole novel of this kind of thing is absolutely delightful, because Heyer was a genius at it. The political fallout, the harsh measures taken against the Jacobites, and the dangers of living in London at that time all play their part in the plot, adding some weight, if not gravitas, to this fine caper.


Robin, on the other hand, is a daredevil masqudraders. Her novels can be grouped into four kinds. There are her contemporary, realist novels published under a pseudonym: My girlfriend gave this to me, saying it was her favourite ‘comfort reading’ book. Amazon Giveaway allows you masquerzders run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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Robin and Prudence go into action and cleverly rescue the damsel in distress. The one where brother and sister cross masqieraders to avoid prosecution after the failed Jacobite uprising, and both fall in love.

I like that Letty had learned some life lessons and wasn’t so silly by the end of the book. I admit that I have reread those first chapter about fifty times, and even though I now know who is who it is still very confusing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the same time, you have this really interesting character in Prudence, who has had to masquerade as a boy or young man so often in life that she’s EXTREMELY self-sufficient for a lady of that time, and the book actually deals with that issue, although I don’t think it completely comes to grips with the tension between Prudence’s independence and her love interest’s desire to protect her and take care of masqueeraders for her.


Heyer fumbles the opening a little, I think.

View all 5 comments. I hope to have the patience next time around!

The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer – FictionDB

Like Liked by 2 people. It is a novel of pure genius. Markham, meanwhile, has obtained a document that could send the Old Gentleman to the gallows by proving he is a Jacobite. Trade paperback pages. He read to me as very controlling, even when he thought Pru was male.

They are on their way to London, to settle with a family friend and await the arrival of their father. Prue, who is larger than the average woman, is a sensible woman with a good sense of humor, and when she physically fights blackmailers and street toughs, she makes a good showing of herself.

At first, the protagonists rejoice in their masquerade. I like the masquerade theme in the novel.