ARABELLA by Georgette Heyer


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Another entertaining tale of Regency times, this deals with a beau's stratagem in deft manner. A country bred parson's daughter, Arabella is sent to her godmother in London, by her more worldly mother, in hopes of a good marriage, and en route accidentally meets the catch of the fashionable world, Beaumaris. But Arabella's highhanded treatment of the Nonpareil decides him it would be a hum to make her the most sought after female in London -- and he procedes to do so. Arabella saddles him with a chimney sweep she has protected, a cur she saves, and her younger brother's troubles after his disastrous stay in town, asks him to marry her so she can help the boy. Beaumaris provides a happy ending when he reveals he has visited her family and knows all her secrets. Well costumed period piece.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1949
ISBN: 1402219466
Publisher: Putnam