Lady Of Quality

Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402234422
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"A writer of great wit and style...I've read her books to ragged shreds."-Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph The spirited and independent Miss Annis Wychwood is twenty-nine and well past the age for falling in love. But when Annis embroils herself in the affairs of a pretty runaway heiress, Miss Lucilla Carleton, she is destined to see a great deal of her fugitive's uncivil and high-handed guardian, Mr. Oliver Carleton. Befriending the wayward girl brings unexpected consequences, among them the conflicting emotions aroused by her guardian, who is quite the rudest man Annis has ever met... Georgette Heyer's historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers. Her smart, independent heroines and dashing heroes brilliantly illuminate one of the most exciting and fascinating eras of English history, when drawing rooms sparkled with well-dressed nobility, and romantic intrigues ruled the day. "In this delectable Georgette Heyer novel, the lady of quality and her bit-of-a-rake swain are the ones on whom our eyes are fixed. They don't play us false. Miss Heyer is in top form...romantic, amusing, and full of tart-tongued comment on the mores of the time."-Publishers Weekly "Set in Bath in the last years of the Regency, it has the authentic Heyer sparkle."-Woman's Journal

A Lady Of Quality

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
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First published in 1896, A Lady of Quality may have had its beginning "in a dark back chamber, revealed at the end of one of the corridors by the chance scratching of a match" in Portland Place, where Frances Hodgson Burnett was living. The house had a large basement area with long underground passages leading out to the Mews behind, about which Burnett is said to have remarked, "What a place to hide the body of a man you had accidentally killed." Thought of as a departure from her previous work, and set in the early Eighteenth Century, the body in question turns out to be that of Sir John Oxon, killed with riding whip by the book's heroine, Clorinda Wildairs: A Lady of Quality is a novel about the invincibility of the human spirit, the refusal of a woman to be mild and submissive, the acceptance of all experience, and courage born of adversity.

Journal Of A Lady Of Quality

Author: Janet Schaw
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429016949
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Alexander and Janet Schaw, Scottish siblings, began a journey in 1774 that would take them from Edinburgh to the Caribbean Islands and then to America. Part of the early wave of Scottish colonization, the pair visited family and friends who had already established themselves in the colonies. ""Journal of a Lady of Quality"" is Janet Schaw's account of this voyage through letters to a friend in Scotland. The letters describe the sights, scenery, and social life she encountered, but they also reveal the political atmosphere of an America on the verge of revolution. Stephen Carl Arch provides a new introduction for this Bison Books edition.

A Lady Of Quality

Author: Mona K. Gedney
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780821755211
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Unable to pretend that she cares about the events of the current London Season, a reluctant Vivian Reddington is swept up by the handsome Lord Winter, whom she recognizes as a smuggler with a dangerous reputation. Original.

A Lady Of Quality Being A Most Curious Hitherto Unknown History As Related By Mr Isaac Bickerstaff But Not Presented To The World Of Fashion Through The Pages Of The Tatler And Now For The First Time Written Down

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613107803
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Follows the life of the inimitable Clorinda at the end of the 17th century in England, as she grows from a wild child raised as a boy by her lout of a father into a young woman who determines to become a lady and acquire a wealthy husband in order to have a comfortable future.