Georgette Heyer

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From Georgette-Heyer.com: "Georgette Heyer was an intensely private person. A best-seller 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."

Georgette Heyer, cited as a major influence on romance writers and writers of other genres, including A.S. Byatt, lived from August 16 1902 - July 4 1974. Jane Austen wrote contemporaneous accounts of the Regency era, which ranged from approximately 1795 to 1820, though dates vary based on source; key events in the Regency era include the Napoleonic Wars and the ascendancy of the Prince Regent, later King George IV). Heyer's distance and wit allowed her to create a Regency world that expanded upon the work done by William Makepeace Thackeray in Vanity Fair.

On the Web

Books

Regencies and Other Historical Novels

  • The Black Moth - 1921 (The Black Moth - an online copy of this novel)
  • The Transformation of Philip Jettan (1923) (reissued without last chapter as Powder und Patch - 1930)
  • The Great Roxhythe - 1923
  • Simon the Coldheart - 1925
  • These Old Shades - 1926
  • The Masqueraders - 1928
  • Beauvallet - 1929
  • Powder and Patch - 1930
  • Devil's Cub - 1932
  • The Convenient Marriage - 1934
  • Regency Buck - 1935
  • The Talisman Ring - 1936
  • An Infamous Army - 1937
  • The Corinthian - 1940
  • Faro's Daughter - 1941
  • Friday's Child - 1944
  • The Reluctant Widow - 1946
  • The Foundling - 1948
  • Arabella - 1949
  • The Grand Sophy - 1950
  • The Quiet Gentleman - 1951
  • Cotillion - 1953
  • The Toll-Gate - 1954
  • Bath Tangle - 1955
  • Sprig Muslin - 1956
  • April Lady - 1957
  • Sylvester: or The Wicked Uncle - 1957
  • Venetia - 1958
  • The Unknown Ajax - 1959
  • A Civil Contract - 1961
  • The Nonesuch - 1962
  • False Colours - 1963
  • Frederica - 1965
  • Black Sheep - 1966
  • Cousin Kate - 1968
  • Charity Girl - 1970
  • Lady of Quality - 1972

Mysteries

  • Footsteps in the Dark - 1932
  • Why Shoot a Butler? - 1933
  • The Unfinished Clue - 1934
  • Death in the Stocks - 1935
  • Behold, Here's Poison - 1936
  • They Found Him Dead - 1937
  • A Blunt Instrument - 1938
  • No wind of Blame - 1939
  • Envious Casca - 1941
  • Penhallow - 1942
  • Duplicate Death - 1951
  • Detection Unlimited - 1953

Historical Biographies

  • Royal Escape - 1938 (Charles II.)
  • The Conqueror - 1931 (William the Conqueror)
  • Spanish Bride, The - 1940 (based on the biography of Sir Harry Smith)
  • My Lord John - 1975 (John, Duke of Bedford, brother of Henry V.)

Other Novels

  • A Proposal to Cicely (in 'The Happy Mag.)' - 1922
  • Instead of the Thorn - 1923
  • Helen - 1928
  • Instead of the Thorn - 1929
  • Pastel - 1929
  • Barren Corn - 1930
  • Pursuit (in The Queens Book of the Red Cross) - 1939
  • Full Moon - 1948

Books about Georgette Heyer

  • Jane Aiken Hodge: The Private World of Georgette Heyer - 1984 (reissue 2006)
  • Mary Fahnestock-Thomas: Georgette Heyer: a Critical Retrospective - 2001.
  • Jennifer Kloester: Georgette Heyer's Regency World - 2005