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Cotillion is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer that was released in It is one of the most light-hearted of Heyer's romances, avoiding the mystery, intrigue, and sensational events present in many of her novels. The story is set in Uncle Matthew makes the whimsical decision to name Kitty as his heiress, but only if she marries one of his extensive collection of great-nephews, the offspring of his assorted and much-loathed sisters' children.

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The second was Cotillion , which I actually taught last week. But I assigned Cotillion because other people apparently loved it so much. And I loved it. Kitty Charing is a penniless orphan. She has no money of her own and Uncle Matthew feels obligated to leave his money to someone in his family. So he invites all his grand-nephews who are of age and unmarried to come to visit and offer for Kitty and Uncle Matthew will leave his money to the grand-nephew who marries Kitty.

This way Kitty is provided for and the money stays in the family. Three cousins are missing. One is Freddy, the heir to a Viscountcy and himself not the brightest candle in the wall sconce. The other is Jack, the dashing and bold man-about-town who Kitty has loved for years.

She convinces him to fake an engagement so she can go to London — just for a month. You just adore the characters anyway. And this is an utterly character-driven book. And the characters are constructed in such a way that make the plot happen utterly naturally and perfectly. Kitty says at one point:. I daresay Freddy might not be a great hand at slaying dragons, but you may depend upon it none of those knight-errants would be able to rescue one from a social fix, and you must own, Meg, that one has not the smallest need of a man who can kill dragons!

And as for riding off with one in the middle of a party, which I have always thought must have been extremly uncomfortable, and not at all the sort of thing one would wish to happen to one — What is the matter?

As my student said, utterly delightful. Sarah F. Her academic specialization is Romantic-era British women novelists, especially Jane Austen, but she is contributing to the exciting re-visioning of academic criticism of popular romance fiction. Sarah mainly reviews BDSM romance and gay male romance and hopes to be able to beat her TBR pile into submission when she has time to think. One of my all time favorite books. I do hope that your review will bring more fans to Cotillion!

We read a book a month. Cotillion was one of my first Heyers and will always be one of my favorites. I never really thought that Freddy was stupid; he is just not a very articulate person who thinks of himself as stupid.

He is not intellectual of course, but he has a lot of common sense as Hannah tells him. He is also shy. Of course Heyer is poking fun at the conventions of the genre she herself helped invented, by reversing the roles — dashing Jack is not the hero while the bumbling side kick is the real main character. LizA: I agree. Cotillion is one of those Heyers that has grown on me, rather than being love at first read.

This is a simply delightful comedy of manners, and Freddy is smart in the way that really counts—navigating the treacherous social scene!

But that makes it more fun — no grading. They feel like secondary characters and I love that Heyer gives them their own book. I love Cotillion. Cotillion has grown on me over the years,but I prefer Fridays Child as well as Sherry really has to grow up in that book. Looking forward to your review of Sylvester!

I adore Heyer. I agree that Freddy is smarter than he looks. I also agree that he has a lot of common sense. I think the main thing with Freddy is that he has never had to think as much until Kitty shows up. Kitty gets him thinking. She poses problems that engage both his mind and his heart. Freddy has a better heart and a sweet diposition. Sherry is sort of a spoiled brat. My copy has a different picture than the one currently on source books Cotillion. The Grand Sophy might be my favorite cover.

I also think others are pretty. Sylvester is one of my least favorite Heyers. I am interested to see a review. Emily — I think a lot of the pay-off for the reader comes at the very end of Sylvester. Cotillion is one of my favorite Heyers. Though the latter has one awful scene. But I ended up liking it immensely.

And Kitty does get her eyes opened with regard to Jack, which I also liked. Her reaction to finding out about his intrigues with other women and even more, the way he treats the women he pursues was also interesting—no tears, vapors, or jealousy, but a growing distaste and disgust for his behavior that ultimately leads her to reject him when he finally proposes.

Freddy is the star, though. He may not be an intellectual giant, but he knows the rules of his world and his society, and he navigates both flawlessly. I like how his much cleverer father gains a new appreciation of his heir while watching him guide Kitty through the world of the ton. I also prefer Freddy, who does think if a bit laboriously to the spoiled, thoughtless Sherry. Although it does war with The Grand Sophy but I reread both of them at least once a year. I just love how subtle Cotillion is.

Sylvester is one of my top three Heyers — Frederica, Sylvester and Venetia are my favourites, with Arabella leading the rest. I listen to them while doing boring stuff at gym. We do not purchase all the books we review here.

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REVIEW: Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

The second was Cotillion , which I actually taught last week. But I assigned Cotillion because other people apparently loved it so much. And I loved it. Kitty Charing is a penniless orphan. She has no money of her own and Uncle Matthew feels obligated to leave his money to someone in his family. So he invites all his grand-nephews who are of age and unmarried to come to visit and offer for Kitty and Uncle Matthew will leave his money to the grand-nephew who marries Kitty.

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Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

However, it is absolutely one of my favourites, and recently, when I was suffering an overdose of dystopic and experimental science fiction, I had a very happy evening revelling in Heyerland again. Cotillion is a domestic Heyer, one that focuses on economics and expenditure as metaphors for character. Orphaned Kitty Charing pretends to be engaged to the Hon. Freddy is, of course, of no account, since all he cares about is the cut of his coat.

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