- Audio CD: 4 Seiten
- Verlag: Naxos Audiobooks; Auflage: Abridged (25. Februar 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1843797291
- ISBN-13: 978-1843797296
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,2 x 2,3 x 12,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 295.265 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Faro's Daughter (Naxos Classic Fiction) (Englisch) Audio-CD – Gekürzte Ausgabe, Audiobook
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"Besides time and place similarities, the writing style and dialogue between characters are pleasantly Austen-esque. There were enough differences, however, to make Faro's Daughter fresh and surprising. " - Literarily
"As always, Heyer gives us well-developed characters, witty dialogue, rivalry between gentlemen, and plenty of (restrained given the era) passion between her leads. " - BookLoons
"All in all, there's a reason why the well-plotted, character-driven, energetic Faro's Daughter is considered one of Heyer's best. " - A Book Blogger's Diary
"I recommend this book to any reader, of any age that likes a nice, sweet story of the heart." - Passages to the Past
"I'm learning I that if I want an amusing light romance to pass some time this winter, Georgette Heyer will be one of the first that I reach for." - Books N' Border Collies
"[Heyer's] prose reminds me a lot of Jane Austen, but she was a much more prolific writer, so fortunately, she has a wide assortment of novels to choose from." - S. Krishna's Books
"With its charming characters and attention to detail, Faro's Daughter is a wonderful tale." - Jennifer's Random Musings
"Georgette Heyer's Faro's Daughter is yet another wonderful romp through Regency England. " - A Work in Progress
"Even the worst Heyer is so much better than many romances on the market these days, and this is one of her best." - All About Romance -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
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"Faro's Daughter" is the quintessential Regency novel, one of Heyer's very best. The scene where (almost) all is revealed never fails to make me cry, and when, at last, all ends happily, I always give a satisfied sigh. Deb's aunt is a foolish delight, and for the mawkishly sentimental, there is a happy pair of young lovers as well. A true delight
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The ending was a little abrupt, with the hero clasping the heroine in his arms, and her melting all over him. She didn't really do a good job laying a foundation for this climax, and it seemed a little rushed and too pat, but the rest of the book was good enough for me to overlook it. That being said, this is not one of my favorite Heyer romances, and it will be a long time until it gets a reread. I'm sure I'll be rereading These Old Shades and Devil's Cub long before this one. Still, it was nice to discover a Heyer I hadn't read before.
As usual with Georgette Heyer, it gets going at a trot out the gate, where we meet the serious and single-minded Max Ravenscar, whose young cousin has fallen madly in love with a girl from a gaming house. Up there with an opera dancer. Max's aunt pleads with him to do something to rescue the boy. Though Ravenscar is loaded, he can be a bit mean about money. Even so he decides at once that the cheapest way out is to buy the young lady off, to the astonishing tune of twenty-thousand pounds, a very great deal of money. Well, he starts at ten. As he says, she'd be a fool to take less than ten, considering the fortune Adrian will come into very soon, when he reaches twenty-one. But the first time he locks horns with the beautiful Miss Grantham, the Ravenscar who's mean with money doubles down. And needless to say gets nowhere. Miss Grantham is very pleasant with Ravenscar, and likes him, until she realizes, to her astonishment, what he thinks she is. It's war from that moment on, between two very stubborn people. Although Heyer generally avoids the traps of aping Pride and Prejudice, there's no question Ravenscar's main Achilles heel is pride. Miss Grantham is hanging on financially, since the establishment never does well, and fending off various gentlemen, so she's got a fair amount of pride herself. From this point they're off, and it's a terrific battle of wills leading to an obvious conclusion, but a ride with some unexpected turns, one that's a great deal of fun. It's a fairly quick read, but I really did laugh out loud at several points along the way. Vauxhall Gardens is funny, but for me Ravenscar's imprisonment in Miss Grantham's cellar is the absolute highlight of the book, and worth the price by itself. The end has a nice little twist, involving Max's younger half-sister, the beauteous Arabella, along with Kit Grantham, Deb's brother, and some surprising entanglements. Another love story is engineered by Deb, who likes to engineer things. All in all, if you've got the blues, Faro's Daughter is definitely worth buying. I've got no doubt I'll be reading it again.
One of the charms of reading Georgette Heyer's books is the fact that her heroes and heroines are all different. There is not always a handsome and pleasant hero, and the heroines come from all walks of life, some of them shy and retiring, others intelligent, or naive and even silly. But even with the inevitability of the "hero getting the heroine", Heyer makes us love them in all their infinite variety. Case in point is "Faro's Daughter": we can imagine Max and Deborah's lives together: probably not easy, lot of arguments, but a grand and fiery passion that would be a love story to the very end.