Sophy la grande narra le avventure di un'eccentrica ventenne, che, affidata per alcuni mesi alla zia, darà una svolta non solo alla propria vita ma anche a quella dei suoi cugini. Simile a Emma della Austen, solo un poco meno ingenua, Sophy ama ficcare il naso nelle vite altrui, non certo per curiosità, bensì "perché ci sono talmente tanti guai che qualcuno dovrà pur risolverli...". E a Ombersley Park i problemi sono molti: la giovane Cecilia che rifiuta di sposare l'innamorato lord Charlbury perché invaghitasi di un poetuncolo, il giovane Hubert in difficoltà a causa dei debiti di gioco... Il tutto ricade sulle spalle di Charles, il figlio maggiore - fidanzato con l'insopportabile signorina Wraxton - che oberato dalle gravi responsabilità reagisce stizzito alle intromissioni della stravagante quanto affascinante cugina. Ambientato, come la gran parte dell'opera di Heyer, nel periodo della Reggenza (1811-1820), contraddistinto da una certa rilassatezza di costumi dell'aristocrazia e contrapposto perciò alla stretta morale vittoriana che ancora imperava nell'Inghilterra degli anni cinquanta, Sophy la grande ci offre un meraviglioso personaggio di donna intraprendente e responsabile. Per la prima volta Sophy la Grande in edizione integrale.
- ISBN: 8896919363
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 320
The one thing that always puzzles me is people's tendency to compare Georgette Heyer to Jane Austen. As well compare Crime and Punishment to a John Grisham novel! I am not denying the literary merits of either genre; far from it, in fact. However, that doesn't change the fact that one is trying to c Leggi tutto
4.5 stars. If you ever wanted to see a Regency-era heroine really take charge of her life, you'll probably love The Grand Sophy . Sophia Stanton-Lacy, better known as Sophy, is dropped on her aunt's family by her globetrotting father, who asks his sister, Lady Ombersley, to watch over his poor little Leggi tutto
Buddy Read w/ the wonderful, Candi & Phrynne. Once again, my goodreads friends and in groups have gotten me to read a book that I thought I would never like - and guess what? I loved it! Lady Ombersley's brother, Sir Horace decides to leave his daughter, Sophy with them while he is away. Sophy usuall Leggi tutto
"She was by far too tall; nose and mouth were both too large, and a pair of expressive gray eyes could scarcely be held to atone entirely for these defects. Only you could not forget Sophy, even though you could not recall the shape of her face, or the colour of her eyes." I for one will not forget t Leggi tutto
One of Georgette's best loved Regencies it is impossible to read it any other way than as the story is told - breakneck! & the smile never left my face! While Sophy stays true to the period, in a lot of ways she is a far more modern heroine - it simply doesn't occur to her she can't be independent or Leggi tutto
A Regency Romance? What? What? Ah, but this was nothing very stuffy, indeed! Sophy was the model extrovert, a clever and busy and downright machiavellian girl. Do you like characters with so much agency that they pop right off the page? Sophy is your girl. Of course, that also means that she's pretty Leggi tutto
The Grand Sophy , my first Georgette Heyer , is a very entertaining book about a complete hoyden who turns people's lives upside down. The vivacious, unconventional and head-strong Sophy is a delightful heroine. She comes to stay at her aunt when her diplomatic father has to sail away to Brazil, of al Leggi tutto
I wonder if I'll ever read a Georgette Heyer and not fall madly for it? This one is definitely in my top favourites! It was funny, witty, engaging and just awesome !!! It was more about Sophy's ingenuous plans in rescuing everyone's problems than an actual romance, but it was so engaging and hilarious Leggi tutto
I think this has surpassed These Old Shades as my favourite of the Heyers that I've read. The hero isn't as much fun as Avon is, but the heroine, Sophy, far surpasses Leonie. Sophy is, admittedly, forward, bold, and out-spoken enough that she could have become as irritating to me as Leonie is; but I Leggi tutto
I think "The Grand Sophy" is an excellent recommendation to fans of Jane Austen and regency romance, especially those who are quite sick of contemporary versions of the genre filled with throbbing members and heaving bosoms. This book is very clean, light and reminiscent of Austen's masterpieces in
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