The Corinthian

The Corinthian

Book - 2009
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"A writer of great wit and style...I've read her books to ragged shreds."-Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph

A daring escape

Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin. Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life.

And a heroic rescue

When Sir Richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector. As it happens, at that very moment Sir Richard could use an escape of his own...

What Readers Say:

"Marvelous screwball comedy and great romance!"

"LightÂ-hearted and fun, full of adventure and misadventure. But it is Heyer's style, much reminiscent of Jane Austen's, yet more colorful and engaging, that makes this book truly delightful."

"A sprightly handful of a heroine, an amused greyÂ-eyed hero, and a colorful and diverse group of supporting characters...throw in a road trip, a murder over stolen jewels, and a mystery, and there's a little something for everyone."

"Triumphantly good...Georgette Heyer is unbeatable."-India Knight, Sunday Telegraph

"Her books sparkle with wit and style."-Publishers Weekly

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2009]
ISBN: 9781402217692
Branch Call Number: F Hey


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Aug 10, 2017

Very good! Not much to say about this one, except for the fact that it kept reminding me of Poldark season 1 when Ross first meets Demelza and she's dressed like a boy. :)

Mar 04, 2016

This is my favourite Georgette Heyer book that I've read so far. I was laughing the whole time. The main characters are really funny and witty. Read this if you're looking for a light read. I read it in a day.

diamondmama Aug 22, 2013

I started out not liking this much but decided to keep reading. I am so glad I did! It is a fun, sweet read that got tester and better. My favorite so far of her books.

Feb 21, 2012

Sweet, lovely, adorable and fun to read.

Oct 30, 2009

The story is completely unbelivable but it is laugh out loud funny - who needs plausibility?


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