"Stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty."
A disgraced lord, a notorious highwayman
Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven
long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when
he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his
beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman.
And the beauty who would steal his heart
Not long after Jack's return, he encounters his old adversary,
the libertine Duke of Andover, attempting the abduction of the
beautiful Diana Beauleigh. At the point of Jack's sword, the duke
is vanquished, but foiled once, the "Black Moth" has no intention
of failing again?
This is Georgette Heyer's first novel?a favorite of readers and
a stirring tale to be enjoyed again and again.
"A tale of love and adventure, clearness and charm, and an
originality to delight?a tale to stir one's blood."
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT
"A romance of the eighteenth century, with a wicked Duke,
self-sacrificing elder brother, weak younger brother, highwayman,
gambling, abduction, and rescue all complete."
THE SATURDAY REVIEW
"A well-filled story which keeps the reader pleased."
THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period
detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the
rest of us only aspire to."
KATIE FFORDE PRAISE FOR GEORGETTE HEYER: "Our Georgette Heyer
display of the Sourcebooks reprints has been a huge success, not
only to those early fans like myself, but to many new readers who
appreciate her style and wit."
Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC "Reading Georgette
Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen."
Publishers Weekly "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing,
perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer
achieves what the rest of us only aspire to."
Katie Fforde "Perfect craftsmanship."
New York Times Book Review
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