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Venetia by Georgette Heyer
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Apr 08, 09

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Read in April, 2009

As with any Georgette Heyer novel, my inner militant feminist found some things to complain about. But I loved that the main characters had a good sense of the ridiculous, and even more I loved the way that Venetia's plans won out in the end. All too often Heyer's heroines marry people they only just now realized they were attracted to, are totally dependent on the men to arrange things, or lay out lots of plans which are foiled, forcing them (again) to go along with the men arranging their lives. Not Venetia! When her plans are foiled, she just makes better ones...
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message 1: by Meg (new) - rated it 5 stars

Meg This is one of my absolute favorite Heyers, although I'd somewhat dispute Venetia's "better" plans -- they work out, but they're still rather ridiculous. Less silly plans would make for a far less entertaining book, though ... and it's certainly refreshing to see the hero overruled by the heroine. (Oh, Heyer. So entertaining, so terribly un-feminist.)

Allison Oh, well, better in that they work, not in that they actually seem reasonable. But pretty much no-one in the book is reasonable. Maybe Edward, poor guy.

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