Devil's Cub is one of Georgette Heyer's most famous and memorable novels, featuring a dashing and wild young nobleman and the gently bred young lady in whom he finally meets his match...
Like father, like son...
Dominic Alistair, Marquis of Vidal and fiery son of the notorious Duke of Avon, has established a rakish reputation that rivals his father's, living a life of excess and indulgence. Banished to the Continent after wounding his opponent in a duel, Vidal schemes to abduct the silly aristocrat bent on seducing him into marriage and make her his mistress instead. In his rush, however, he seems to have taken the wrong woman...
A young lady of remarkable fortitude...
Determined to save her sister from ruin, virtuous Mary Challoner intercepts the Marquis's advances and throws herself into his path, hoping Vidal will release her upon realizing his error. But as the two become irrevocably entangled, Mary's reputation and future lie in the hands of a devilish rake, who finds her more fascinating every day...
WHAT READERS SAY:
"This is my favorite Heyer... It has action, romance, and humor. I couldn't put it down."
"A sequel to These Old Shades, being about the son of the Duke of Avon and Leonie... this is a must read for Heyer fans."
"This is my fourth copy of this book.... I have worn out each of my previous copies to the point of falling apart."
"Stylish, romantic, sharp and witty—her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing."
"If you've never read Heyer's books before, prepare to be charmed. Or come rediscover her magic."
"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen."
"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to."
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A favorite of mine since it was published
I was reading Heyer in my teens, in the mid-60’s. I read my mother’s copies, then obtained my own.
The sequence starting with The Black Moth, and ending with An Infamous Army, set against the Battle of Waterloo, are my favorites.
Set mostly in France before the beginning of the active path towards the French Revolution (perhaps during the reign of Louis XV), we have a comedy of errors concerning a lovely ninnyhammer and her ambitious mother, a sensible sister cast in the shade of her beautiful sibling, a care-for-naught rake and his family, and a suitor to one of that family, all varying degrees of gentility and nobility.
Amusing and alarming by turns, a classic to enjoy many times over.
Love, Love, Love Heyer!
I used to roll my eyes when my mom read these books. She would always try and get me to read them. I never did. Her copies are about 40 years old, so I decided to buy her as many as I could find. Bored, I started reading one. AND FELL IN LOVE! Heyer is my absolute favorite author. I am so sad for all the time lost with this witty author and her books. Her words are a joy to read. She has such a way with words, you yearn to be her characters. If you've never read Heyer, you're missing out. Trust me, you won't reget a minute of time spent with Georgette.
Delightful sequal to These Old Shaded
The mix an developement of characters is one leg of the triad used by the great Georgette Heyer. Devils Cub offers another glimpse into the enchanted world of Regency Emgland.
Lord Videl Alister takes very much after his strong willed parents. He will have his way, be it at cards, romance, or honor. An immediately intriquing tale to hold your interest.
Grab your favorite libation, a bowl of popped corn and settle in to enjoy Devils Cub.