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PDF ´ BOOK The Foundling ¹ A diffident young man of 24 years easily pushed around by his overprotective uncle and the retinue of devoted family retainers who won't let him lift a finger for himself Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware Gilly the seventh Duke of Sale sometimes wishes he could be a commoner One day he decides to set out to discover whether he is a A diffident young man of 24 years easily pushed around by his overprotective uncle and the retinue of devoted family retainers who won't let him lift a finger for himself Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware Gilly the seventh Duke of Sale som Maybe one of the lesser Georgette Heyer novels but I still found it charming Gilly is a 24 year old duke orphaned at a young age Raised by his concerned but overbearing uncle and a slew of devoted servants he’s been coddled and ordered around all his life Gilly is a kindhearted guy and doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but he’s had enough of it When his cousin Matt confides in him that he’s being blackmailed for breach of promise to marry Belinda a beautiful young girl of no social status the foundling of the title Gilly decides that rescuing Matt from his indiscretions Matt unwisely wrote some incriminating letters to Belinda is his chance to be on his own and do something Or as Gilly puts it “to see if I am a man or only a Duke” Crazy adventures ensue Belinda is an original character sweet and easily swayed but stubbornly fixed on certain specific items Like say getting a purple dress The Foundling starts off slow and takes about 14 of the book to really get rolling but I'm glad I stuck with it It's mostly a coming of age story with lots of adventure a good amount of farcical humor and a dollop of romance I'd still recommend several other Heyer novels over this one Venetia Frederica The Grand Sophy and Devil's Cub are all good places to start but if you're a Heyer fan this is one that's worth looking for

Georgette Heyer ↠ The Foundling DOC

Etimes wishes he could be a commoner One day he decides to set out to discover whether he is a man or only a DukeBeginning with an incognito journey into the countryside to confront a blackmailer he encounters a runaway school boy a bea I'm normally uite chary of stars and don't award full marks to anything that isn't objectively good So in my reviews four stars and below are subjective while five stars are reserved for the best of the best I've made one exception for Frederica and I find myself forced to make another for The Foundling The Foundling tells the story of the Duke of Ware a shy retiring boy of twenty four who has been cosseted and coddled until he could scream But he's so mild mannered that he merely submits; he can't bear to hurt the feelings of his faithful retainers Finally however he decides to break free and the titular foundling is the impetus for much of his adventuresThis book is rather unusual for a Heyer book in that the viewpoint character is male we do get Harriet's point of view a few times but Gilly the Duke is the viewpoint character for the majority of the book and the romance is understated It's there though I can see why some readers would think it's underdeveloped but the interactions between Gilly and Harriet show a genuine respect and affection for one another It's of a coming of age book than a romance Also Gilly isn't a typical Heyer hero His cousin Gideon is right down to the saturnine aspect but Gilly is much mild mannered; he's not the usual cynical assured gentleman who is slap up to the echo in every respect Gilly is an expert marksman but otherwise he doesn't care for the usual pursuits of a Regency gentlemanIn other ways however The Foundling has many of the stock attributes of Heyer romances including the convoluted plot and the grandmother from a decidedly less prim generation who has no patience for missishness It also features Mr Liversedge a plausible rogue who kept me in stitches with every appearance and Tom an impetuous young boy who gets Gilly mixed up in his adventures In fact once the plot really gets going the whole book is hilarious I love this book for the humor and the characters and I highly recommend it

READER õ The Foundling ↠ Georgette Heyer

The FoundlingUtiful but airheaded orphan one of literature's most appealing and well spoken comic villains and a series of alarming and even life threatening events from which he can extricate himself only with the help of his shy and lovely fiancé What an adventure ; This novel was totally Heyer ish Witty enjoyable It had my attention from the start to the end Simply splendid Heyer showed here her best pen why she was so good writer of amusing and loved booksThere lacked only a romance The main hero had his heroine but their interactions were a little at the beginning and then at the end But I can easily forgive her this lack because the story was so engrossing that a romance wasn't necessaryI agree with Anne I typically tend to fall for the rakes and rogues the tall dark and handsome hero who's been overdone and overdone but once in a while I get a major crush on a completely different type of hero And here in The Foundling I just happened to find my new literary husband and that Gilly is probably at first glance Heyer's plainest hero yet But of course you need only spend some time with Gilly to change your opinion By the by there was also the tall dark and handsome hero here the cousin Gideon So you can swoon at the sight of him ; So I agree with Carol ♔Type Oh ueen I often wish Gideon had been given his own romanceSummarizing I repeat after Gideon Adolphus my little one I salute youPS I think it was one of the longest Heyer's novels