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The author of the book: Georgette Heyer
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Edition: Sperling & Kupfer
Date of issue: 2007
ISBN 13: 9788873391432
Format files: PDF
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May 2017 buddy read/reread with the Georgette Heyer group. Still one of my very favorite Heyer novels! The romance is understated; it's more a comedy of ... errors? manners? both? But it is an absolutely delightful book, with memorable personalities.
I've got to go 5 stars with this one. The Darracotts are bickering, dysfunctional family, governed by a tyrannical, irascible grandfather, Lord Darracott. They are forced to welcome the new heir to the family, Major Hugh (Hugo) Darracott from Yorkshire. They all expect him to be a low-class, uneducated and unsophisticated person, especially when he turns out to be a giant of a man with an innocent-looking face and a deceptively placid disposition, and Hugo decides to oblige them by exaggerating his country accent and appearing to be less than he is. <-------Hugo has kind of a wicked sense of humor.
The grandfather also decides to push a match between Hugo and Anthea, his 22 year old granddaughter (gotta keep the estate in the family!). Anthea is completely horrified by this idea, but Hugo assures her that she's in no danger from him since he's unofficially engaged to another woman.
One by one, the the members of the Darracott family begin to realize that Hugo is more than he seems to be. And when the family crisis that's been brewing finally explodes, well, let's just say is that it's fascinating to see how everyone reacts in the moment of crisis ... not to mention a climactic scene that was so hilarious I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. :)
The Unknown Ajax (the title is taken from a line in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida) has an intelligent, rational hero and heroine, which I always appreciate in a book. The secondary characters are great--they all seemed like real people to me. I loved that Hugo was self-confident enough to play a bumpkin when he realized that this family was already prejudiced against him, and only those who weren't too blinded by their snobbery to look closely at Hugo saw his intelligence, education and skills--until he chose to reveal himself fully. I also liked seeing this damaged, argumentative family learn to pull together.
This is a great comedy with just a little romance and a terribly funny but suspenseful climactic scene. One of my favorite Georgette Heyer Regency novels that I've read.
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Read information about the authorGeorgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.
In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers. Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.
Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity. She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point. She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Stella Martin.
Her Regencies were inspired by Jane Austen, but unlike Austen, who wrote about and for the times in which she lived, Heyer was forced to include copious information about the period so that her readers would understand the setting. While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer's greatest asset.
Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.
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