The Black Moth

The Black Moth

Book - 2003
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In this classic story by the pioneer of the modern Regency genre--the fourth of six special Georgette Heyer Collector Editions being released in 2003--the disgraced Earl of Wyncham is nursed by the beautiful Diana Beauleigh after he rescues her from the dangerous Black Moth. Reissue.
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Harlequin Books, [2003]
ISBN: 9780373835584
0373835582
Branch Call Number: FICTION Heyer Georgett
Characteristics: v, 410 p. ;,18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Diana

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julia_sedai
Mar 28, 2017

This is Georgette Heyer's first novel, written when she was 17, and it's noticeable, but I still enjoyed it a lot. Some people say the characters are stereotypical and flat, but I quite liked them all. Heyer definitely liked her villain, who is the inspiration for the Duke of Avon in "These Old Shades." If you like Georgette Heyer's works, definitely read this one, although don't let it be one of the first. The only really bad thing I have to say about this book is that this library copy is atrocious. Whoever printed it should probably be fired. The cover has a pixelated image worse than a 90s computer game, plain, boring text for the title, and the inside text is tiny and hard to read, with tons of white space left on the top and bottom. If I had ever printed a book like this, I would have chucked them all in the garbage and redone it, no matter the cost. It was printed in 2017! Books should not look like this!

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ReadRobin
Jul 25, 2015

Tried to listen to the cd of this but found the reader's rendition of Lavinia too unbearable to hear. Liked reading it better. Not Heyer's best, but definitely worth reading. I enjoy hearing books read by a robot more than when read by a reader who, to me, misses the mark and exaggerates or otherwise distorts the author's words of a character.

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nellabelle
Apr 30, 2013

Another of Heyers best, read this the first time in one sitting, I couldn't put it down.

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