Thanks and some new words.
Posted by Yvette on September 26, 1998 at 01:54:32:
In response to Georgette Heyer..., written by Yvette on September 23, 1998 at 21:27:25
I've added all those recommended titles to my reading list and I can't wait to read them. Actually, I just finished reading Bath Tangle and from that, I can see that my first impression of young and naive heroines being always fortunate in love seems to have been incorrect!
The storyline centers around two women - a very young widow and her step-daughter (who is older than her step-mother). Although the widow is timid, the step-daughter definitely is NOT. She's often referred to as a termagant and a virago (I had to look both of those words up... they both refer to "a violent, turbulent or brawling woman".)
Actually, I'm learning a lot of new words from Georgette Heyer - some of the words she likes are out of common usage so it is helpful to have a dictionary nearby. Here are some other new "GH words" that I like (they're nice and long, and they just roll of the tongue):
animadvert - to comment critically; make remarks by way of criticism or censure
He held back his inclination to animadvert upon her scandalous behaviour.
rodomontade - boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.
I will not allow this vain and lengthy rodomontade of yours to distract me from criticizing you.
hmmm... I hope those sentences make sense - they're just off the top of my head. please don't hesitate to correct me if I've used the words incorrectly! :o)
- new colors too! AnneM 07:59:10 9/26/98 (3)
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