Editorial Reviews. Review. “The Corinthian remains one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books a treat and a keeper.” – Lesa’s Book Critiques “hilarious. Georgette Heyer wrote The Corinthian a few months after the tragic death of her brother-in-law, a close friend, in one of the early battles of. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Heyer, ioned.

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Her main aim in life is to see her son Richard respectably married, preferably to Melissa Brandon. And Richard, oh, how he endeared himself to me as her protector, despite running away from a distasteful fate himself. I think the story was better for including it. But, let’s be honest – people have many similarities.

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By the end I did, but just not enough to raise my rating. She wrote great dialogues, humorous situations and conversations. In this series View all Book 5. Sir Richard Wyndham is just about to enter into an engagement with the cold woman everyone expects him to marry, and has gotten very drunk to drown his unhap Sigh.

On this particular read, I gulped the book down in one day it is one of GH’s shorter works IMO that is the way to do it, as there are a few issues that I find highly improbable.

And so is the Corinthian too, but I won’t spoil your awakening to him. She is full of one madcap scheme after another, she lies at the drop of a hat and lacks feminine virtues. He is making his boozy way home when he heyr someone climbing out of a 2nd story window.


To ask other readers questions about The Corinthianplease sign up. I loved the way she handled Lydia’s affairs and the way she reacted to Lydia’s general behaviour! The night before he is to announce his choice he comes across Penelope Creed, a young girl in boys’ clothes, hanging helplessly from an upper story window. And now only his masked emotions and the shifting impulses of her own wild young heart would tell what their destiny would be A Gentleman Never Tells.

One the way home, a youth drops out of a window into his arms. The story is part farce, part mystery, and it races along with feel of a runaway train. So I stole Geoffrey’s second-best suit, and climbed out of the window. For me, The Corinthian is like the gift that keeps on gforgette. The story doesn’ 4.

The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer

Her hair, which clustered in feathery curls on the top of her head, and was somewhat raggedly cut at the back, was guinea-gold; her eyes were a deep blue, very large and trustful, and apt at any moment to twinkle with merriment.

If she doesn’t become a governess she’d make a great one with her personality-yikesher only hope would be some “Cit” would want to marry his daughter off to Lord Saar’s sons or the Cit’s son to Melissa. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Melissa is a cold fish and we’re not supposed to like her- yet I feel sorry for her.


Jan 16, Mela rated it really liked it Shelves: I am really intrigued to read this one, it sounds fantastic! Frederick Griffin — Cousin of Penelope Creed. No wonder Richard has been dragging his heels! But not here, these two are lovely.

The soused Sir Richard decides that running away sounds like a very good idea indeed, and, besides, Pen obviously needs someone older and capable to watch out for her.

Pen thinks she’s going to go formalize her 5 year old unofficial engagement to Piers Luttrell, an old buddy of hers so she was 12 when she was hanging out and hhe a youthful marriage pact with this 16 year old boy? They are a sorry lot yet I do sort of have some sympathy for them. Here there were more candles, in chandeliers fixed to the wall.

Cedric at least is funny in a drawling, empty headed, sarcastic way. One can also find many similarities in characters from different books.