Chi è Frederica Merriville? È questa la domanda che si pone il marchese di Alverstoke quando una signorina, attraente e padrona di sé, si rivolge a lui perché l’aiuti a lanciare nella buona società di Londra la sua giovane e bellissima sorella Charis, e si prenda cura dei suoi fratelli ancora adolescenti. E perché Alverstoke, trentasettenne annoiato e molto ambito dalle donne, dovrebbe acconsentire alla richiesta di una parente lontana e sconosciuta come Frederica? Per far dispetto alle sue ambiziose sorelle? Perché conquistato dalla bellezza di Charis? O forse l’invulnerabile libertino di Londra ha trovato nell’affascinante, ostinata e affettuosa Frederica un’avversaria degna di lui?
Mai come in questo romanzo di Georgette Heyer (da anni introvabile nelle librerie italiane e ora riproposto da astoria in una nuova traduzione) la società, l’atmosfera e il particolare linguaggio dell’Inghilterra al tempo della Reggenza sono raffigurati in maniera fedele, ma al contempo vivace e sorprendente.
- ISBN: 8833210618
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 416
The Marquis of Alverstoke is bored. He's especially bored with family and friends who try to get him to do things he doesn't want to do, like, say, put on a massive ball to launch his nieces in society. So when a distant, not-wealthy relative, Frederica Merriville, shows up, introduces herself and a Leggi tutto
"A man need not be dull merely because he is respectable!""No, he need not be, but he often is" I am afraid Heyer was biased in writting Frederica. In that she seemed to try to cram as many loveable characters as possible in this one novel! The cast here, to me, were extraordinary : Frederica,
Frederica is an old maid. She's been "on the shelf" for years and at this point in her life is mainly concerned with making sure her much lovelier younger sister finds the right man. She has no such ambitions for herself, as she knows her eligibility has long since come and gone. But she's fine with Leggi tutto
*Warning! Beware of spoilers, hyperventilation, and reader who got way too intense* "'She may not be a beauty, like Charis, but she's - she's''Worth a dozen of Charis!' supplied his lordship." Oh. My. Goodness!! Where do I even start?! First of all, I just feel it incumbent to say that, screw having o Leggi tutto
4.5* Well here's one for the books! (For the books, I kill me!) This beloved GH classic, previously a 5* for me, is the first GH where I'm revising my rating downwards since joining GR. I'll get my reasons out of the way before I go on to the book's (many) positives. (view spoiler) [* I get that Alverstoke disliked his (hide spoiler)] Leggi tutto
Quiz about Frederica. For me, this book is one of Heyer's best historical romances. Frederica is a lovely story. Fun, heartwarming, and plausible. It's set primarily in London, about 1817, during an era of mechanical advancement: pedestrian curricles, hot air balloons, hydraulic pumps, steam engine
Another great romance by Heyer, Frederica is smart, loyal, a wonderful sister to her younger sister and two younger brothers, and of course very pretty; although she doesn't give a fig about that. She has come to London to launch her teenage sister on to the marriage market. Charis is so stunningly
Whoever told me I'd love Frederica? *waits an ominous pause* WAS RIGHT. It was so my kind of book - competent heroines who don't need the heroes AT ALL, but the heroes JUST WANT TO HELP. OH GOD. When Alverstoke is all, "Oh my god, I don't love her, but I want to do everything I can to make her life ea Leggi tutto
This is one of my favorite Georgette Heyer books. I read it easily once a year. I'm afraid I'm going to gush all over this review, but I'll do my best to keep this coherent. The winning feature of this book is the Merriville family, particularly as they enmesh themselves into the carefully ordered li Leggi tutto
Georgette Heyer 's Frederica is an entertaining and charming read. So I give away my secret: sometimes I just need a silly and tender romance to forget about the hard realities of life. It could have been a thrilling science fiction as well. But now back to the classics...
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