Saturday, April 8, 2006

Yes, I'm a Heyer Addict!

 Yes, I do believe I have mentioned before that I am avid fan of Georgette Heyer, right?  Well, I thought I'd list all her books in the order in which they were written.  I now have at least one copy of all but two of her 55 books.  And I'm very close to getting the other two.  I've talked now about her first one in this journal, and I plan to write about each one and also to put them in some kind of order of preference.


Books By Georgette Heyer In

           Chronological Order ----------

1921 -- THE BLACK MOTH (GEORGIAN)

1923 -- THE GREAT ROXHYTHE (MEDIEVAL)*

1923 -- POWDER AND PATCH (G)*

1923 -- INSTEAD OF THE THORN (POST WWII)*

1925 -- SIMON THE COLDHEART (HENRY IV)

1926 -- THESE OLD SHADES  (GEORGIAN/LOUIS XV)

1928 -- THE MASQUERADERS (GEORGIAN/JACOBITE)

1928 -- HELEN (POST WWII)

1929 -- BEAUVALLET (ELIZABETHAN)

1929 -- PASTEL (POST WWII)

1930 -- BARREN CORN (POST WWII)

1931 -- THE CONQUEROR (HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM)

1932 -- DEVIL's CUB (G)

1932 -- FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK (MYSTERY)

1933 -- WHY SHOOT A BUTLER (M)

1934 -- THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE (REGENCY)

1934 -- THE UNFINISHED CLUE (M)

1935 -- REGENCY BUCK (R)

1935 -- DEATH IN THE STOCKS (MYSTERY); published in U.S. as MERELY MURDER

1936 -- THE TALISMAN RING (R)

1936 -- BEHOLD, HERE'S POISON (M)

1937 -- AN INFAMOUS ARMY (M)

1937 -- THEY FOUND HIM DEAD (M)

1938 -- ROYAL ESCAPE (CHARLES II)

1938 -- A BLUNT INSTRUMENT (M)

1939 -- NO WIND OF BLAME (M)

1940 -- THE SPANISH BRIDE (R)

1940 -- THE CORINTHIAN (R); published in U.S. as  BEAU WINDHAM

1941 -- FARO'S DAUGHTER (R)

1941 -- ENVIOUS CASCA (M)

1942 -- PENHALLOW (M)

1944 -- FRIDAY'S CHILD (R)

1946 -- THE RELUCTANT WIDOW (R)

1948 -- THE FOUNDLING (R)

1949 -- ARABELLA (R)

1950 -- THE GRAND SOPHY (R)

1951 -- THE QUIET GENTLEMAN (R)

1951 -- DUPLICATE DEATH (M)

1953 -- COTILLION (R)

1953 -- DETECTION UNLIMITED (M)

1954 -- THE TOLL-GATE (R)

1955 -- BATH TANGLE (R)

1956 -- SPRIG MUSLIN (R)

1957 -- APRIL LADY (R)

1957 -- SYLVESTER: OR THE WICKED UNCLE (R)

1958 -- VENETIA (R)

1959 -- THE UNKNOWN AJAX (R)

1960 -- PISTOLS FOR TWO, A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES (R)

1961 -- A CIVIL CONTRACT (R)

1962 -- THE NONESUCH (R)

1963 -- FALSE COLOURS (R)

1965 -- FREDERICA (R)

1966 -- THE BLACK SHEEP (R)

1968 -- COUSIN KATE (R)

1970 -- CHARITY GIRL (R)

1972 -- LADY OF QUALITY (R)

1975 -- MY LORD JOHN (MEDIEVAL -- PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY)

*The Great Roxhythe, Powder and Patch, and Instead of the Thorn were all published in 1923.  On some lists, The Great Roxhythe is listed as her second book, while on others it is listed as the third.  Jane Aiken Hodge, in The Private World of Georgette Heyer, lists Powder and Patch as the third published novel, which is probably correct.  The first lists I ever saw listed it as second, so that is how I made my lists and ordered my entries in this journal.  However, I have changed this list (and the lists and order of entries in my new Georgette Heyer journal) to put Powder and Patch as the third published novel, as Hodge states it is.
 

1 comment:

yakima127 said...

My goodness!  Jae