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Sylvester, or, The wicked uncle
|Other titles||Wicked uncle.|
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|Pagination||286 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||286|
Like Sylvester, I was a little disappointed at how mouse-ish she was, and wasn't sure how Heyer could save her character from being bullied horribly all her life. Aside from her admirable strength, her love for her son is so very clear, she is well-informed with a sharp intellect, and perhaps one of the kindest women I have ever read about. She then pushed the table to the side of the room, and instead of effacing herself, as he always wished she would, lingered, amiably smiling at him. This may not be my absolutely favourite Heyer yet but the final scene between Sylvester and Phoebe aided by his mother is my favourite romantic climax in any of her novels.
This made for very amusing reading never knowing what to expect next. To keep him dallying under the window would put him in grave danger of being captured, and that, reflected Sylvester, would lead to one of those scenes which bored him to death. But reading Sylvester reminded me of my favourite reason of all: to feel a delicious sense of joy bubbling up inside me, from the very first page to the very last. There was a period of time upon first encountering the heroine that I found the novel to be almost dull. What I particularly enjoyed in this one was the fact that some of his accents seemed slightly more… countrified, than in his other narrations.
Lord Sylvester is a polished bachelor who has stringent requirements for his future wife -- she must be well-born, intelligent, elegant and attractive. TOP15 e-Books:. She was an angular, rather awkward lady, as kind as she was plain, and she served the Duchess, whose kinswoman she was, in the capacity of a companion. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. To keep him dallying under the window would put him in grave danger of being captured, and that, reflected Sylvester, would lead to one of those scenes which bored him to death. She is very fond of her son, the Duke of Salford, but has become concerned that he is perhaps becoming arrogant.
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That is how invested I am in their relationship, that is how well Heyer evokes the tension and anxiety both characters are feeling before their confrontation, knowing that they love one another but uncertain of how to move forward together.
There were a few moments where the feminist in me raised her eyebrows, but I was able to quieten her for the most part. Now she was complaining that Edmund haunted the stables, and learned the most vulgar language there.
What degree of pain she suffered no one knew, for she never complained, or asked for sympathy. Impressed by the man's hunting, Sylvester consents to being his guest but, upon finding that he is the only guest, feels his hand is being forced.
It has a wonderful relationship between the hero and heroine that allows both to grow over the course of the novel and to confront how little they know of themselves.
But when Phoebe ran away, she got his attention and fancy. Phoebe Marlow has been raised since an early age by her stepmother.
He needs to be saved by the pure female, in this case, Phoebe. Do you think I must be told by your maid when you are looking in great beauty? Scaling, Will Mother: Mrs. She could still manage, supported by her attendants, to drag herself from her bedchamber to her drawing-room, but once Sylvester into her chair she could not rise from it without assistance.
She put up her hand to lay it on his shoulder, and he stayed for a moment, scanning her face. Forced to get to know one another under these unconventional circumstances, Sylvester and Phoebe discover that though they might have no interest in marrying one another, friendship is a definite possibility.
It gave him, when he was vexed, and the upward trend was exaggerated by a frown, a slight look of a satyr. He was very reserved, yes, but once you got past the "thin sheen of ice," as Heyer puts it, he was kind and humorous.
He knows his behaviour to be perfectly correct for a man of his station: Sylvester, who did not arrive at parties very late, refuse to stand up for country-dances, take his bored leave within half an hour of his arrival, leave invitations unanswered, stare The wicked uncle book at one of his tenants, or fail to exchange a few words with every one of his guests on Public Days at Chance, was not very likely to believe a charge of arrogance… When Sylvester comes to his mother to tell her he is planning to marry, she is momentarily thrilled, thinking that he has finally fallen in love.
Naturally, Lady Ianthe cannot keep her peace, and soon all London society is agog. They were in his employ, and had no other concern than to serve his interests; they would accept his change of mind as the caprice to be expected from a noble and wealthy master.
Although there's a bit over-the-top unrealistic kidnapping of Sylvester's young nephew, the story is entertaining and worth reading if you love Heyer's oeuvre. Sylvester thought that Ianthe and Button were doing their best to spoil Edmund, but while he did not hesitate to make plain to that astute young gentleman the unwisdom of employing with him the tactics that succeeded so well in the nursery it was rarely that he interfered with his upbringing.
In a lesser man the oddity of eyes set with the suspicion of a slant under flying black brows might have been accounted a blemish; in the Duke of Salford they were naturally held to lend distinction; and those who had admired his mother in her heyday remembered that she too had that thin, soaring line of eyebrow.
Of course, all does not go to plan. Share this:. To keep him dallying under the window would put him in grave danger of being captured, and that, reflected Sylvester, would lead to one of those scenes which bored him to death.
On the other hand, it is clear as you get to know Phoebe that she is still afraid of being bullied, and is indeed easily swayed by others to one course of action or another, and yet learns more and more to stand up for herself.
She arranges to meet Phoebe to explain that Sylvester's arrogance has arisen from the grief he suffered after the loss of his twin brother and how much he loves Phoebe. After discussing his prospects with his beloved ailing mother, who thinks he is too arrogant towards women, he travels to London to discuss the matter with his godmother, Lady Ingham, who tells him of her granddaughter, Phoebe.
This is the second book that I have read by Georgette Heyer and leaves me wanting to read more.Buy Sylvester or the Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). May 07, · Sylvester, Or, The Wicked Uncle (eBook): Heyer, Georgette: The arrogant duke in Regency England does not realize that the girl he pursues.
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Or, the Wicked Uncle. By: For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention.
Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent. Sylvester was an amazing book.
I did not want it to end. A cleverly written book with complex.