Georgette Heyer: The Nonesuch of Regency Romance [article]

Laura Vivanco
Georgette Heyer is one of the most influential authors of popular romance novels and it is a mark of her continuing popularity that after her death she became the subject of two biographies: Jane Aiken Hodge's The Private World of Georgette Heyer (1984) and Jennifer Kloester's Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller (2011). However, as reported in the former, Heyer once stated that "You will find me [...] in my work": this essay finds Heyer in The Nonesuch (1962) and argues that there are
more » ... allels between Heyer's life and work and that of her eponymous hero. It also suggests that there are a number of points of resemblance between her novels and the entertaining yet educational and "quite unexceptionable" gifts which the Nonesuch bestows upon young Charlotte Underhill to ease her convalescence.
doi:10.17613/4nan-1375 fatcat:ic3jezqqfvfsvp35qlpcq4jiqi