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Cotillion [Georgette Heyer, Phyllida Nash] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sparkling — Independent on Sunday A literary bubble bath. The first book I assigned my continuing education class on Georgette Heyer at NC State was Regency Buck. The second was Cotillion, which I. Cotillion is not one of Georgette Heyer’s most well-known novels, nor is it one of the famous ones that get trotted out when trying to explain.

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Freddy could very well be out there–realistic and dreamy at the same time–and as Kitty says: She lives in the Delaware Valley with her husband yeyer two cats.

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Posted by Mrs McLean at Maybe I just had my heart set on the reformed rake trope. I will definitely start looking for Heyer audio books. This article does not cite any sources. Inflamed by the plan of her tight-fisted guardian to sell her out like livestock, Mrs. I love this one, too.

Edinburgh Housewife: Dissecting Heyer’s “Cotillion”

I used to think P G Wodehouse is without peer when it comes to creative use of the English language and comedic entanglements, cotillkon “Cotillion” is a fine example for me of a succesful challenge to his elevated position. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I would love to see how four happy couples come out of the craziness.


The fun part of Cotillion is the love interest and “hero” – and you must find out who that is on your own. It made Freddy out to be more of a dunce then he really was, though I suppose you were supposed to get a hint that most people didn’t view him as particularly bright.

Published June 1st by HarperPrism first published Freddy, in particular, undergoes more character development than is common in Heyer’s heroes and is easy to cltillion in the early parts of the novel as empty-headed.

The reader follows Kitty’s journey from her childish adoration of the handsome Jack to her more mature and more true love of the less obviously heroic Freddy. This has been one of the Georgette Heyer books on my TBR list for a while, but I paged through it at the library the other day and realized that I actually had read it maybe 10 years ago and pretty much forgotten it, except for the ending. First, there is doltish Lord Dolphinton “Dolph”an impoverished Irish peer under his mother’s thumb.

The complications that ensue are reflected in the title: Wished it was me and not Jack, that’s all.

Cotillion: A Review of a Georgette Heyer Novel | Jane Austen’s World

Heyer herself divied up most of her male leads into two categories she labeled Mark I and Mark II; suave, rich and world-weary, or a little more rakish and savage. Cotillion – Finished, Spoilers Allowed Dec 25, I found this not one of the best of Miss Heyers books. Confident that Kitty will not accept any of his cousins, Jack declines to attend the family party at which Uncle Matthew intends for his great-nephews to propose to Kitty.


Gorgette 13, D. Which effectively made I love, love, love, Freddy!!! It wasn’t, perhaps, as rollicking funny as The Grand Sophy, but it was certainly better than Arabella, and overall I strongly reccomend it.

Yet in Freddy, I think you see one of Heyer’s most brilliant creations. It is a book about not being that b Regency.

All in all I just found this book so enjoyable, as soon as I finished I almost wanted to start reading it over! Arabella Regency Romances Paperback.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

But I can appreciate, no matter what my modern friends say, that Heyer is a remarkable and gifted writer. We never even see Claude, and Biddenden is more of a background figure.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I promise to take a break. He has faults aplenty, and its quite easy to make fun of him, but you just love him anyway.