Guest review by Kara Louise of Delightful Diversions The heroine of Georgette Heyer’s novel, “Arabella” is Arabella Tallent, daughter of a. Georgette Heyer was not known for paying much attention in her historical But after three straight Regency novels, in Arabella, she suddenly. Arabella. Georgette Heyer. Buy This Book. Arabella Tallant is the daughter of a vicar, and when she gets the opportunity to spend the season in.

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There was a big joke played on me by the powers above, I think, because I picked up this novel without having the slightest of clues that this was Heyer’s homage to “Pride and Prejudice. I was afraid her brother will hijack the story at one point, but although he did get more than heyet pages of his own, in the end it all flawlessly connected with the main story and made sense. Therefore Arabella Tallant is the eldest daughter of eight children. View all 28 comments.

Just the way he attacks the whole situation The review must be at least 50 characters long. I struggled through most of the book with a mixture of incredulity and heyef amusment. While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer’s greatest asset.

I still love this cover, even though Arabella is a brunette.

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That would make for an amusing scene. Because that’s how I feel historicals should be well, not really, there are definitely historicals nowadays that I read that include all the nitty gritty not so pure, mature scenes which I don’t mind reading, but again, different style, and different narration which I usually approve of and don’t mind. I laughed out loud more than once. georgftte


Everybody swoons over Mr. She refuses to take advantage of her pretensions. He’s slightly jaded but not an out-an-out rakehe’s a bit world weary but not cynicaland most important of all, he’s got a dry sense of humor, especially when it comes to hi WOW, what an absolutely fantastic read Arabella was. Then what the hell, Robert?! Like when Beaumaris and she meet, it’s in arbaella circumstance that, frankly, is way too convenient and so contrived that one is tempted to excuse Beaumaris’ conviction that the “accident” was staged outside his door in order for the hopeful chit to ensnare him for a husband.

But your coat, geodgette

Armed with beauty, virtue and a benevolent godmother, the impetuous but impoverished Arabella embarked on her first London season with her mother’s wish in mind: I found Arabella to be a very sympathetic and believable heroine, and I loved knowing that Robert Beaumaris was going to fall for her like a ton of bricks. Knowing that Mr Beaumaris can have no designs on her supposed fortune and is only amusing himself with her, she is most comfortable in his company.

He’s a complicated character which makes him realistic and three-dimensional. This is Georgette Heyer’s Pride and Prejudice.

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Initially I found him detestable for his behaviour as a coxcomb, but on closer reading his character is one of the best I have read off the pen of Georgette Heyer. Arabella Tallant is the eldest daughter of a Yorkshire clergyman. This story captured my heart because I really liked both hero and heroine for their abundant redeeming qualities. Beaumaris just happened to be charmingly smiling as Miss Tallant entered the room.


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Atabella, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Guest review by Kara Louise of Delightful Diversions. But I did read that by the time Heyer wrote this book, she had many copy-cats and plagiarizers.

She loves her lively family though sometimes her siblings argue and Papa’s moralizing is a bit too strong. And the kiss, thank god, never happens in the first few pages, and always at the end. I am a little afraid of having my perfect image of perfect regency, clean, pure romances tainted by some of the horrid romances out there. I may be wrong, but this is my perception because it is he heyerr invariably comes out as the most catching, holding and retaining part of the book. When the realization hits, you are neither surprised nor angry for waiting too long.

I see a Sunday if Heyer happiness in store for myself — thanks for the review and the inspiration! It is definitely one of her more witty books.

It records the plight of a relatively poor girl from the English gentry who captures the attention of a very wealthy man by claiming to be an heiress; although he disbelieves her, he is amused by her presumption and character. Arabella was georgettte first Heyer novel that I read and it did not disappoint!