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e-Book Sylvester download

e-Book Sylvester download

by Georgette Heyer

ISBN: 0099465779
ISBN13: 978-0099465775
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (2004)
Pages: 352
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.9
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Sylvester, or, The wicked uncle, by Georgette Heyer. Sylvester stood in the window of his breakfast parlour, leaning his hands on the ledge, and gazing out upon a fair prospect.

Sylvester, or, The wicked uncle, by Georgette Heyer. II. Title: Sylvester. III. Title: Wicked uncle. No view of the ornamental water could be obtained from this, the east front of Chance, but the undulations of a lawn shaved all summer by scythemen were broken by a cedar, and beyond the lawn the stems of beech-trees, outliers of the Home Wood, shimmered in wintry sunlight.

This was the third novel of Georgette Heyer’s that I found, again under the guise of an audio-book narrated by Richard Armitage. As usual his reading was perfectly paced, pleasant to listen to, and his vocal range deeply impressive.

I find Heyer entertaining more as a humorist than as a romantic. This leaves me in the weird position of having enjoyed the book even though the romance utterly failed me.

At first one wants to throttle Sylvester when one read how proud and vain he i. is only redeeming quality at this point is his love for his ill mother. However, when he's thrown into a situation where the tables are turned on him Sylvester is humbled by Phoebe, who only striking feature are her laughing eyes. I find Heyer entertaining more as a humorist than as a romantic. I think this is the first time I've gotten to the end of a romance and found myself wanting a fix-it fic where the main couple stays apart.

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Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who . Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

Georgette Heyer (1902–1974) was an English author particularly known for her historical romance novels set in the Regency and Georgian eras. A best-selling author, Heyer's writing career saw her produce works from a variety of genres; in total she published 32 novels in the romance genre, 6 historical novels, 4 contemporary novels, and 12 in the detective fiction genre.

Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle. But when they reached the Roehampton Gate he was agreeably surprised to find his sister-in-law already there, and was beginning to feel quite in charity with her when he suddenly perceived that the sprig of fashion with her was not her brother but Sir Nugent Fotherby. Sir Nugent knew that Sylvester did not like him, but it never crossed his mind that Sylvester, or anyone else, held him in contempt. If he could have been brought to believe it, he would have known that Sylvester was queer in his attic, and he would have been very much shocked.

Sylvester: or the Wicked Uncle", adapted from Georgette Heyer’s 1957 novel by Christina Calvit and directed by Dorothy Milne will be staged at Chicago Lifeline Theatre next year (September 8–October 29, 2018), Un adattamento teatrale di Sylvester in scena il prossimo anno a Chicago. Lifeline Theatre is reviving its stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’. Lifeline Theatre, which specializes in original adaptations of classic and contemporary literature in Rogers Park, has announced plans for its 35th season.

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Read Sylvester, by Georgette Heyer online on Bookmate – "e;Reading Georgette Heyer is. .Sylvester, Duke of Salford, has exacting requirements for a bride. Then he meets Phoebe Marlow, a young lady with literary aspirations, and suddenly life becomes very complicated.

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Comments:
Mikarr
Of all the Georgette Heyer stories I've read this one is probably my favorite. At first one wants to throttle Sylvester when one read how proud and vain he is.His only redeeming quality at this point is his love for his ill mother. However, when he's thrown into a situation where the tables are turned on him Sylvester is humbled by Phoebe, who only striking feature are her laughing eyes.
This is a story of how two people who don't want to have anything to do with each other are placed in a situation where they get to know the other beyond their looks. The incidences with the nephew are very entertaining. Won't want to spoil the fun but if you want a light hearted read- Sylvester is for you.

Auau
I've come to love books on CDs especially when "read" by such a versatile actor as Richard Armitage. This is yet another charming story by Georgette Heyer made all the more delightful because of Armitage's gifted voice characterizations...rather like radio drama, [if you can remember that far back].... theater for the mind. I'm afraid listening to Armitage has spoiled me for books on CDs where the reader merely reads! If you aren't familiar with Heyer, she was a 20th century writer who wrote many romance novels of the Regency period in England (Regency refers to the time when King George was put on "medical leave" and his son ruled for about 20 years). While fairly predictable (always a happy ending) they are character driven with colorful, historically accurate details of the society & customs of the times. What keeps them from being formulaic are the variations on the romance theme which appear in the sparkling, unique and artfully defined personalities and situations of the heroines and the twists and turns they endure before arriving in the arms of the always noble heroes. The folks at Naxos also intersperse the text with music of the period...adding to the unity, pacing and luster of the performance. and, at least with Armitage at the mic, it truly is a performance! I appreciate the quality of the recordings as well, so all in all an exceptional experience that seems to grow with every replaying.

Ann
I find Heyer entertaining more as a humorist than as a romantic. This leaves me in the weird position of having enjoyed the book even though the romance utterly failed me. I think this is the first time I've gotten to the end of a romance and found myself wanting a fix-it fic where the main couple stays apart. The female protagonist, Phoebe, had a plan to write novels and live with her former governess as her companion, and I really feel like this would have been a much happier ending. The titular Sylvester isn't ... awful? Like, he takes his responsibilities seriously, and he has a sense of humor, and he can be agreeable when he wants to be. But he is arrogant, callous, manipulative, and temperamental. While he improves over the course of the book, he doesn't rise to the standard of "someone I would want to be around", much less "someone I would trust with my heart". Especially since he is STILL MANIPULATING Phoebe at the end of the book.

Phoebe deserves better, is what I'm saying. Granted, she's kind of silly and impulsive, but she's nineteen and she's a woman in this crapsack world that offers so few good options.

*pats poor Phoebe gently*

Anyway, I generally enjoyed the book up until the last 30% or so, when I found one of the plot twists kind of tedious and it had also become pretty clear to me that I was unlikely to warm up to the male protag. (Frustratingly, there were a couple of points where I thought the ending might do something to endear him to me, but nope.)

Kekinos
THE STORY: Sylvester, the Duke of Salford is looking for a wife. When he meets Phoebe Marlow, he can't believe that she is not interested in being his wife and will go to extremes to avoid him. Phoebe doesn't want to marry, especially, not the arrogant Duke. She intends on becoming a writer. As she gets to know Sylvester, however, she realizes that he is different than she thought. The only problem is that she has already cast him as the villain in her upcoming book that will be published soon.

OPINION: I liked so much of this book. It was funny and I liked how Sylvester changes throughout the book. Both Sylvester and Phoebe are stubborn, difficult characters. I liked Phoebe's efforts to avoid marriage and the entirety of their interactions. Ultimately, however, the story left me unhappy because while I saw Sylvester change and recognize his faults, I didn't see the same growth in Phoebe. The truth is that she is just as arrogant as Sylvester in her own manner. She judges harshly and unfairly and really doesn't acknowledge her own character flaws. The happily ever after comes too quickly only based on Sylvester's changes. I wanted more.

WORTH MENTIONING: I laughed out loud at how the heroine's fictional book is supposed to be fact and guides the choices of several of the characters.

FINAL DECISION: I liked so much of the story that it feels bad to give this one only three stars. Unfortunately, however, I never liked the heroine who I found annoying and arrogant in a way that she accuses the hero.

CONNECTED BOOKS: This book is a standalone.

STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.

Hamrl
Although this isn't a laugh-a-minute THE GRAND SOPHY, it does have its moments of hilarity and the ever-present wit and humor that are hallmarks of many of Ms. Heyer's works.

Sylvester is on a mission to find a bride. He even has a list (everyone but Sylvester knows how that's going to turn out.) And Phoebe isn't impressed by Sylvester in all his splendor. No, she's an author...a published author...and her first literary extravaganza will come back to bite both her and Sylvester, to their chagrin and our amusement.

I loved the elegant structure of this story as well as the careful development of its characters. And this required no translation of archaic English and slang...always a plus for me.

Another winner! Really good story.

Enjoy your reading! :)

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