Our latest weekly Georgette Heyer Quiz!
For the next several weeks, we’ll be testing your knowledge of Heyer’s titles. This time out: the Georgians.
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Can you name each of Georgette Heyer’s eight Georgian novels, given only their year of publication?
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1. The Black Moth (1921) was published when Georgette Heyer was just nineteen years of age.
2. Published under the pseudonym “Stella Martin,” this youthful romance was titled The Transformation of Philip Jettan (1923), and would go on to be slightly reworked and republished under its current title, Powder and Patch, in 1930.
3. These Old Shades (1926) is often said to have been Georgette Heyer’s breakout hit. Almost all of her dozens of subsequent books were immediate best-sellers.
4. It must be noted that These Old Shades and this novel, The Masqueraders (1928), were released back-to-back (she published no book in the intervening year, something of a rarity for her), and both feature disguise plots and — most pointedly — “lady in pants” plot that would go on to become a significant trope in historical romance.
5. Devil’s Cub (1932) is, of course, a generation-later sequel to These Old Shades, one of only a very few times in which Heyer carried over characters to a future novel.
6. It might be speculated that Horatia’s determination to save her sister from the titular wedding of The Convenient Marriage (1934) was Heyer’s reaction to having depicted the forced joining of Princess Matilda of Flanders to William the Conqueror in 1931’s The Conqueror.
7. Miss Sarah Thane of The Talisman Ring (1936) is, at twenty-eight, the eldest of Heyer’s heroines up until this date, and Heyer would continue to create more and more independent-minded so-called spinsters of her like right up until her final romance novel, Lady of Quality.
8. This is the last novel Heyer set in the Georgian period, published twenty years after her first. Faro’s Daughter (1941) originally began life as a short story, which was originally titled “Pharoah’s Daughter” but which came to be published as “Lady, Your Pardon” in 1937.
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The Black Moth
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The Transformation of Philip Jettan
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These Old Shades
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The Convenient Marriage
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The Talisman Ring
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