Monday, September 7, 2009

BOOK REVIEW: The Corinthian, by Georgette Heyer




So now this is for sure...I’m officially hooked on Georgette Heyer. The last time something like this happened I plunged head first into anything and everything Plaidy and never looked back- it’s not the same, I know; but there are certainly many similarities. There’s just something about historical fiction writers who keep the language of the times and make the dialog seem so real as though it were actually written back then.

The details of the setting, the perceptions, the fashion, the attitude and behaviour of the people- there’s something to be said for this kind of historical accuracy. And when an author has got that under check, well then it’s all a matter of storyline and plot. That followed through beautifully for Heyer in this incredibly comical story that caught me laughing out loud quite a few times. I love it when a period read can keep me entertained this way- what a wonderful way to unwind with an amusing tale that manages to keep you hooked until the end.

The Corinthian is a story about a worldly, fascinating and wealthy gentleman, Sir Richard Wyndham, and the young, very impressionable and mischievous Miss Penelope Creed. How these two very unlikely people get caught up into eachother’s lives is what this amusing book is all about. While Sir Richard’s family’s match-making gets him almost hitched into a marriage of convenience; Miss Creed’s own planned marriage throws her literally ‘over the edge’ to find both of these exasperated individuals who have lost hope in convincing others of their non-compliance meet on a not-so- coincidental evening. An incredibly original night out on the town, and a series of unexpected events, changes their fate forever.

I absolutely loved this fast-paced read. There was not a moment of boredom or even time to ponder in this one. Like a domino effect, the pieces of the story just tumble into place regardless of all the sidetracking events that plead to yet again sway you into an ever developing and changing plot. Amazingly entertaining and as usual, a tender loving story -endearing throughout, but especially in its finale.

Wonderful!

112 comments:

Myckyee said...

Sounds great! I've had Georgette Heyer on my TBR list for a long time as well as Jean Plaidy. Reading your review makes me want to move it closer to the top of my list!

MARIA GRAZIA said...

What a coincidence! I've just posted about my first Georgette Heyer's reading and decided to mention "something of you", Ms Lucy, in the title of my post and ... here you are with this good review! This is telepathy! I loved my first GH!

Nina said...

Great review! I love history books and this one sounds great.

Christy said...

Heyer is a wonderful author to get addicted to. And I loved this book, too. There was never a dull moment!

Marie Burton said...

Ms Lucy, I am so glad that you are enjoying Heyer's reads... I would be so disapppointed if I recommend someone several times and then you hate it =)
I need to read this one.. There is one coming out again as a reissue called Arabella that I am going to review in November, I am looking forward to that one.

Leslie Carroll said...

I've still never read any Heyer, even though I write Georgian and Regency era historical fiction. Thanks for posting that review -- to nudge me in her direction!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Oh Ms. Lucy, you've given me so many authors to read I don't know what to do. I guess I just have to start scheduling my reading into my day. Otherwise, I'll never get to everything!
Thanks for this!
Kirsten

Erin said...

I'll have to add this one to my list. I agree with you-- I love how Heyer's pacing makes you want to read straight through!

Jaime said...

I am so excited, I am going to be reading my first Georgette Heyer book soon, "Cotillion". I have heard so many excellent things about Georgette Heyer!

Great review! (Sorry, I have been a bad, bad blogging friend..lol, darn classes are kicking my behind already)

I love Emma Woodhouse! Thanks for joining in!

Arleigh said...

I need to read more Heyer. I have Royal Escape (on Charles II) waiting on my shelf.

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Okay, confession: I've NEVER read anything by Georgette Heyer. That fact needs to change! :) I love how you talk about the parallels between she and Plaidy...and I so admire when an author is "true to the time period" in its language and descriptions of the atmosphere.

Alana's Bookshelves said...

I just found your blog on the ning network, and I think it's great. Definitely going to look into Heyer and some of your other recommendations, and follow your blog!

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