Heyer wrote The Masqueraders, a cross-dressing gender romance with plenty of sword duels, while living in Africa with her then-engineer. Georgette Heyer wrote a very large number of novels. To those who haven’t read them, and simply judge them by their covers, from all their. Inquiring readers: I have no doubt you shall enjoy this review of Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders by my good friend, Lady Anne, an expert.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Lord Barham IS a genius! There was just too much Overriding Man going on; her thoughts and wishes were entirely ignored, which frustrated me.

Robin falls for the typical damsel in distress while Prudence finds herself smitten with the incomparable Sir Anthony Fanshawe, affectionately known as “the large gentleman” or “the mountain”. He was conceited, arrogant and a scheming rogue — but he was also hilarious and capable of coming up with such ingenious schemes that maybe his arrogance was justified. Such a happy accident! Men’s Breeches, Pantaloons, and Trousers. Sideways brain leap to what I was reading a few years ago about medical sexism in the gender reass The one where brother and sister cross dress to avoid prosecution after the failed Jacobite uprising, and both fall in love.

It made me laugh every time; it was just too funny!!! I make no profit off my blog. Men’s hair styles at the turn of the 19th century. Pru definitely wants to live a more normal life, and is even pleased about the prospect of being an obedient wife.

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The Masqueraders

Georgette Heyer wrote a very large number of novels. How I loved them too!!!

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I think that I was immediately charmed by Peter and completely hooked when Peter became Prue.


Their dashing escapades in London are imaginative and funny, but soon their disguises start interfering with their love affairs.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I can swallow the idea of a male with a smooth enough chest to wear the low cut dresses of the mid eighteenth century, because my own son at 24 Robin’s probable age has no chest hair. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 7th, While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer’s greatest asset.

And so the action is set. The father and the son participated in the battle of Culloden, not because they cared for Scottish independence but for some other, rather unclear but definitely unromantic, reasons. My reason for the lower rating has to do less masquedaders Heyer and more to my other British humour reads this year: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I masquefaders started The Masqueraders and finding it much harder to follow due to the disguises.

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The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer

There is a murder, in cold blood. I thought the Georgian setting, with its powdered wigs, card games, sword fights and duels, was perfectly portrayed. And she is very reliable, almost predictable, in creating scenes of chaos and mayhem that are resolved by the masterful and decisive action of the hero. The Masqueraders is set in a slightly earlier period than Georgette Heyer’s usual Regency novels, just after the Jacobites’ failed attempt to put Bonnie Prince Charlie on the throne of England.

Our heroine is well integrated into her role as a gentleman and her calm, frank nature makes her so endearing. Dec 04, Algernon rated it liked it Shelves: Does anyone have a recommendation for a beginner? This Heyer newbie is very appreciative.


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Prudence finds herself oddly drawn to Sir Anthony, whom her brother dubs “the Mountain” owing to his massive frame. I love the idea of the brother and sister switching genders to play new roles — and all of the drama that masquersders inspire!

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And now, with their own Iives at stake, they hid in the very limelight of London society. In The Masqueradersthere are two heroines; Prudence, and Letitia, whom Robin and Prudence rescue, and with whom Robin falls in love. How wrong I was! You want goergette slap him for being such an arrogant tyrant masqeraders and then slap him twice when all his arrogance is proven right and all his plots and strategems effortlessly resolve!

This is a favourite of mine! Through a hastily constructed plan that includes improvised deception and some tricky swordplay, they manage to foil the elopement and rescue the young lady before proceeding calmly along their way to London.

In some instances, I will remove links from comments as well. Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance amsqueraders and its subgenre Regency romance.

Gender performativity at its best: Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders

Not so this one. Reading a whole novel of this kind of thing is absolutely delightful, because Heyer was a genius at it. I’ll keep her safe. It’s fun to think about, but it’s also fun to just enjoy as the marvellous farcical romp that it is.

Still, it was entertaining as always, and the slightly different period was an heeyer change.