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Venetia

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This edition was published in by Sourcebooks Casablanca in Naperville, Ill.

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Twenty-five-year-Venetia Lanyon's beauty is rivaled only by her sensibility. Intelligent and independent, her future seems safe and predictable. Lovely Venetia despairs of ever meeting the handsome hero of her romantic dreams, and is nearly resigned to spinsterhood, thanks to the enormous amount of responsibility she inherited, with a Yorkshire estate and an invalid but precocious brother, Aubrey. She has never been farther from home than Harrogate, nor enjoyed the attentions of any but two wearisomely persistent suitors. She does not want to marry the respectable but dull Edward Yardley - she will only marry for love.

Then her long-absent neighbor, thirty-eight-year-old Lord Jasper Damerel, returns home to Yorkshire. In an extraordinary encounter, she meets the infamous neighbor, known by reputation to be a gamester, a shocking rake, and a man of sadly unsteady character. Before she knows better, is she involved with a libertine whose way of life has scandalised the North Riding for years. Lord Damerel finds Venetia to be the most truly engaging and wittily perverse female he had encountered in all his life, and he is determined to woo and win her. He pursues her with a passionate abandon that is soon the talk of the ton. Venetia's well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a courtship with him that scandalises and horrifies the whole community.

But Venetia has no intention of losing her heart to the rakish lord until she is sure that beneath his swashbuckling ways and shocking manners his heart belongs to her. And Lord Damerel would marry her in a heartbeat if he did not think it would ruin her. Then she discovers a shocking family secret that changes everything. It is therefore particularly provoking that on this occasion, Lord Damerel decides to be idiotically noble.

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2011, Thorndike Press
in English
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2011, Sourcebooks Casablanca
in English
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November 1, 2006, HQN Books
in English
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June 3, 2004, ARROW (RAND)
in English
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June 3, 2004, ARROW (RAND)
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December 1994, Chivers Audio Books
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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1993, Thorndike Press
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1992, Arrow
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April 1992, Harpercollins (Mm)
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March 1, 1988, Berkley
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November 15, 1983, Jove
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December 1, 1982, Jove
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February 1, 1981, Jove
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July 1980, Buccaneer Books
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December 1978, Ulverscroft Large Print Books
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June 1973, Putnam Pub Group
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1971, Pan
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1959, Putnam
in English - [1st American ed.]
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1958, Heinemann
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Twenty-five-year-Venetia Lanyon's beauty is rivaled only by her sensibility. Intelligent and independent, her future seems safe and predictable. Lovely Venetia despairs of ever meeting the handsome hero of her romantic dreams, and is nearly resigned to spinsterhood, thanks to the enormous amount of responsibility she inherited, with a Yorkshire estate and an invalid but precocious brother, Aubrey. She has never been farther from home than Harrogate, nor enjoyed the attentions of any but two wearisomely persistent suitors. She does not want to marry the respectable but dull Edward Yardley - she will only marry for love.

Then her long-absent neighbor, thirty-eight-year-old Lord Jasper Damerel, returns home to Yorkshire. In an extraordinary encounter, she meets the infamous neighbor, known by reputation to be a gamester, a shocking rake, and a man of sadly unsteady character. Before she knows better, is she involved with a libertine whose way of life has scandalised the North Riding for years. Lord Damerel finds Venetia to be the most truly engaging and wittily perverse female he had encountered in all his life, and he is determined to woo and win her. He pursues her with a passionate abandon that is soon the talk of the ton. Venetia's well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a courtship with him that scandalises and horrifies the whole community.

But Venetia has no intention of losing her heart to the rakish lord until she is sure that beneath his swashbuckling ways and shocking manners his heart belongs to her. And Lord Damerel would marry her in a heartbeat if he did not think it would ruin her. Then she discovers a shocking family secret that changes everything. It is therefore particularly provoking that on this occasion, Lord Damerel decides to be idiotically noble.

Venetia

This edition was published in by Sourcebooks Casablanca in Naperville, Ill.


Edition Notes

Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1958.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912
Library of Congress
PR6015.E795 V44 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25077143M
Internet Archive
venetia00heye_0
ISBN 13
9781402238840
LC Control Number
2011004631

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