15/01/2000

The Black Moth (by Georgette Heyer)

This is a historical novel by Georgette Heyer.

'The Black Moth' is a particularly exciting and fast-moving story by one of my favourite authors. An Earl's son takes the blame for his brother's cheating at cards, and is forced to flee, eventually becoming a highwayman. He keeps his chivalry, however, and rescues a pretty girl, at risk to his own life.

Romance ensues (of course) and the climax includes a dramatic sword fight, before a cleverly written and very tidy ending that's typical of Georgette Heyer. 

Excellent.

(you can also read my longer review of 'The Black Moth', written on re-reading at the end of 2004)

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