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  • Title: The Masqueraders
  • Author: Georgette Heyer
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A treasure beyond price The Masqueraders is a wicked delight, worth than its weight in gold Anne Stuart Such a daring escape Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her brother Robin to be masters of disguise Ending up on the wrong side of the Jacobite rebellion, brother and sister flee to London, Prudence pretending to be a dashing y A treasure beyond price The Masqueraders is a wicked delight, worth than its weight in gold Anne StuartSuch a daring escape Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her brother Robin to be masters of disguise Ending up on the wrong side of the Jacobite rebellion, brother and sister flee to London, Prudence pretending to be a dashing young buck, and Robin a lovely young lady.Could cost them both their hearts Then Prudence meets the elegant Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin becomes the mysterious hero of the charming Letitia Grayson, and in order to have what they truly want, the two masqueraders must find a way to unmask themselves without losing their lives
    The Masqueraders A treasure beyond price The Masqueraders is a wicked delight worth than its weight in gold Anne Stuart Such a daring escape Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her broth

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    1. I love this book so much I loved it when it started with a pair of siblings chatting about whether they should rescue the young, eloping heiress in the next room from a drunken suitor I loved it when it turned out there was crossdressing I loved it MORE when Prudence got to be awesome while dressed as a man and her suitor loved her not despite her pretending to be a guy but because she did so with aplomb and sheer awesomeness.Plus, once Dad shows up, every scene can be summarized like this.Lord [...]

    2. I think this particular Heyer improves on rereading.My earlier reads found it confused confusing This time I remembered enough of the plot from previous reads to keep up with the fast pace all the twists turns GH hasa lot of balls in the air with this one she doesn t drop a single one.I find GH s Georgians a lot romantic than her Regencies certainly in their language declarations of love I am to wait then You deny me the right to protect you now You have me at your feet, sir, she said unsteadil [...]

    3. A swashbuckling, gothic, romantic adventure tale that manages to indulge in all the delicious mystery, suspense and dramatics that it wants without ever quite losing its sense of humor about itself It is a period piece, even earlier than the usual Heyer genre, set just after the 45 Rising, and Heyer adjusts her dialogue, characters, and storytelling to match Tis the tale of a pair of siblings, Prudence and Robin, who indulge in the time honored literary sibling fun of cross dressing and exchangi [...]

    4. Georgette Heyer is of course best known for her historical romances set in the Regency years of 1811 to 1820, but in fact she wrote a good number of romantic novels set in other eras including The Masqueraders, which takes place in the immediate aftermath of Bonny Prince Charlie s failed attempt to gain the British crown in 1745 This story has many of the elements of her Regencies, but nonetheless a very different flavor We open with a brother and sister on a journey toward London On putting up [...]

    5. Full of adventure, mystery, wit and romance, The Masqueraders is absolutely entertaining Implicated in the Jacobite rebellion, Robin seeks refuge in London with his sister, Prudence What better way to disguise oneself in such a pickle than to switch gender roles with your sibling Introducing themselves into society as Kate and Peter Merriot, brother and sister take on their new performances with much finesse and charm What woman could make a prettier and convincing sight than Robin, dressed as [...]

    6. On my rereading its still a Five This will remain one of my favorite Georgian Heyer s, right up there with The Convenient Marriage and These Old Shades Prudence and Robin have had to change their identities because of their father s involvement in the Jacobite Rebellion Since Prudence is tall for a lady and on the thin side she takes on the identity of Mr Peter Merriot, who is, as Sir Anthony thinks, rather sharp at cards for a man so young Robin has is blessed cursed with being much shorter tha [...]

    7. I am in love with this book Completely This has surpassed ANYTHING I could have imagined Heyer could do The Masqueraders is simply amazing It is a novel of pure genius Lord Barham IS a genius I loved him so much He was completely hilarious with his proud and conceited attitude, but the fact of the matter is that he WAS right He wasn t even boasting for nothing, he was actually awesome And Prudence and Robin How I loved them too They were perfect Robin made me laugh so much when he was acting Mis [...]

    8. This was my first Heyer, and a wonderful introduction it was Such a romp The central premise involves cross dressing a brother and sister essentially swapping roles to prevent the brother, who took part in the Jacobite Rebellion, being arrested but there s also their conman father, and lots of duels, and a conniving gentleman who keeps trying to get an innocent young heiress to elope with him It s terrific fun, and I really liked the characters, especially practical Prudence, who does very well [...]

    9. Is it allowable to review a re read I don t know, but I do know that this book is full of surprises, is beautifully written and is like a warm hug and a cup of frothy hot chocolate.If you want to have your soul scraped this won t do it But if you want clever entertainment.

    10. This is one of Heyer s earlier novels and it reflects the author s limited experience and still developing skills The writing is a bit stilted, the dialogs formal, without the verbal panache that defined her mature works, but all the distinctive marks of Heyer s later stories are already there The plot is inventive, the heroes charming and original, and the humor of the situations inescapable.The action takes place before Regency, before the Napoleonic wars, soon after Culloden I didn t plan to [...]

    11. Set a little earlier than most of Heyer s stories, this is a concoction of duels and hidden identities, and the two children of a long time confidence trickster very similar to the rogue in The Foundling, except this time not an antagonist.Pru and Robin each dressed as the opposite gender start out with a display of their skill neatly rescuing a reluctant elopee, before settling in to wait on their father, and meantimes embroil themselves in romantic entanglements.There s a lot of fun to be had [...]

    12. 7 10 Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her brother Robin to be masters of disguise Ending up on the wrong side of the Jacobite Rebellion, brother and sister flee to London, Prudence pretending to be a dashing young buck, and Robin a lovely young lady Could cost them both their hearts Then Prudence meets the elegant Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin becomes the mysterious hero of the charming Letitia Grayson, and in order to have what they truly want, the two masquer [...]

    13. I read this as a group read with the Georgette Heyer group I haven t read it for quite a few years, and I d forgotten almost all of it, so it was almost like a new read Well, I haven t changed my original three stars I liked, but didn t love it Not my fav Heyer, and I don t know whether I ll ever bother to read it again This is a very early example of Ms Heyer s writing, and I didn t really like the formal and old fashioned flavour of the writing itself The language use seemed too flowery The pl [...]

    14. The one where brother and sister cross dress to avoid prosecution after the failed Jacobite uprising, and both fall in love.I liked this one You re all shocked, I know It s one of those uncomplicated, surfacey likes that is untroubled by Heyer s usual classism or period sexism the girl dressing as a man requires so much bravery, you see, whereas the man dressing as a woman requires, uh, a dress Sideways brain leap to what I was reading a few years ago about medical sexism in the gender reassignm [...]

    15. Once upon a time, there was a brother and a sister Their names were Robert and Prudence Their surname well, even they are not sure what their surname is You see, their father was an adventurous and even feckless sort he rather took Shakespeare sAll the worlds a stage And all the men and women merely playersquite literally His most recent escapade was to support Bonnie Prince Charlie in his bid for the English crown, and as a result, he had to flee to France Robin and Prudence are on their way to [...]

    16. Mr and Miss Merriot come to the rescue of an elopement gone wrong Miss Merriot develops a tendre for the girl, while Mr Merriot gets butterflies for the gentleman that comes to her rescue a few moments later SHENANIGANS 1 view spoiler I about DIED during Prudence s reveal with Sir Anthony HE CATCHES HER WINE TRICK HE WANTS HER TO TRUST HIM WHY WON T SHE JUST MARRY HIM ALREADY hide spoiler 2 That said, I was a little tiny bit frustrated with how Prudence s getting taken off the field was handled [...]

    17. My Seventh Georgette HeyerThe Masqueraders cross dressing, duels and not one, but two love matches Prudence and Robin change their identities because of their father s involvement in the Jacobite Rebellion Since Prudence is tall, she takes on the identity of Mr Peter Merriot and Robin has is blessed cursed with being shorter that a young man likes to be, so he becomes Miss Kate Merriot This masquerade becomes complicated once the siblings met Sir Anthony and Leticia, an heiress Pacing problems a [...]

    18. Summary After participating in the Jacobite rebellion on the losing side, Robin and his sister Prue disguise themselves as Kate and Peter Merriot, respectively, to evade treason charges While traveling to London to meet their father, they rescue Letty, an heiress questioning her decision to elope with the scheming Markham, as well as Tony, sent by Letty s father to retrieve her Hijinks ensue.This is an early Heyer and you can tell in the sense that the writing isn t quite as smooth as her later [...]

    19. There are very few writers who can say that they weren t influenced by Heyer in some way Each of her dozens of historical romances laid the foundations of typical romance plotlines todayE MASQUERADERS, my favorite of all her titles, is an absolute gem to hold in my hands The trade paperback sized volume, with new cover artwork, is gorgeous and suits the story well This is a classic tale of genderbent comedy and misdirection along the same vein as Shakespeare s TWELFTH NIGHT Prudence and Robin, f [...]

    20. 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 Prudence and Robin are sister and brother, children of a charming rogue who was mixed up, along with Robin, in the Jacobite uprising Wanted for treason, they disguise themselves as members of the opposite sexes Robin as the charming Kate Merriot and Prudence as Kate s brother Peter but their masquerade is s [...]

    21. My second favorite Heyer, another one I ve reread a few times It s very different in tone and atmosphere, and indeed, plot, from her other books Prudence and and her brother Robin have spent most of their lives pretending to be other people They are adventurers, and have participated in many wild schemes dreamed up by their father, the Old Gentleman Their most recent exploit was participating in the failed attempt to restore King Charles to the throne In order to escape exposure of Jacobites, Pr [...]

    22. This might be one of my most favorites So much fun Cross dressing characters who are in multiple dangers social and physical and I just really loved the detail and the dialogue and the truly fun and original characters I just can t say enough about that I love the brother and sister s relationship and the real historical details The tone and style are so different from the other Heyers I also love.

    23. A very fun read In regards to the plot, it definitely reminded me of a Shakespearan comedy How can you go wrong with that As for the characters, I will always think of Lord Barham as Lord Awesome or Lord Grandeur.

    24. This was my first time reading this Heyer, and I must confess the premise wore thin for me I skipped over several chapters at the end to read the ending once I saw where it was headed I truly enjoyed Prue and Tony, but found the Old Gentleman a narcissistic jerk and horrible father sorry to those who love this book It will never be a favorite of mine, although I could see where Heyer would grow into a wonderful author.

    25. Magnificent Simply magnificent There were so many twists and turns to this plot and so many brilliant characters Lord Barham was a mastermind I loved his character he was so confidant, organized, hilariously arrogant in a matter of fact way lol , and at the heart of it all he really loved his kids and everything he did and worked out was to give them a happy ending He was great Sir Anthony Fanshawe has to be my favorite Heyer hero so far He wasn t her proverbial social snob sought after by all t [...]

    26. My girlfriend gave this to me, saying it was her favourite comfort reading book I can see why, as it s a really fun, exciting, pacy but undemanding read The plot, of course, only needs to be believable enough to allow you to go with it, while delivering a steady supply of awkward situations for the protagonists They are a brother and sister, who have been involved on the wrong side of the Jacobite rebellion and therefore are in disguise to avoid being hung for treason For some reason, they ve de [...]

    27. This was the most romantic Georgette Heyer I ve ever read, and there have been a few The general plot of most of her novels is hero and heroine meet, don t like each other, go through a series of adventures until, on the last page, one of them says of course I love you The end This book had this great scene in the middle that had the feel of a confrontation from Jane Eyre I wanted to read it again and again I found myself flipping back through the book to re read as I went along rather than skip [...]

    28. The Masqueraders, originally published in 1928, is surprisingly modern and edgy While most of Heyer s romance novels were set during the Regency, this one takes place earlier, in the days of the rebellion, when the Jacobites generally supporters of the Stuarts led a series of invasions against the ruling Hanovers in England Heyer gives just enough detail, but not overwhelming, to bring the reader into the 1740s The Masqueraders are Prudence and Robin, sister and brother, who arrive in London dis [...]

    29. This book isn t set in Heyer s usual Regency period, but in the time just following the Jacobite rebellion, so there are mentions of the tragedy of Culloden, albeit brief, and the horrors of executions Perhaps that makes it slightly thought provoking than some of her other books, and also a bit blas about serious duels and violence.On the other hand, there are some delightful caricatured people, most of all the amazingly vain but utterly charming father of the two main characters He s lived an [...]

    30. Masters of disguise, children of an adventurous father, fresh from an Jacobite escapee, Prudence and Robin switch sexual roles to await their father, Prudence becoming Peter while Robin becomes Kate Instead of the peaceful journey they had expected, they end up rescuing an abducted heiress whom Robin falls heads over heels for Sir Anthony Fanshawe also comes to the rescue of the heiress but Prudence senses something behind Fanshawe s sleepy facade.The thwarted abductor watches his chance to try [...]

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