By Georgette Heyer
Georgette Heyer had a handful of unforgettable heroines, of which Arabella is among the such a lot engaging.
Daughter of a modest state clergyman, Arabella Tallant is on her solution to London whilst her carriage breaks down open air the looking inn of the rich Mr. Robert Beaumaris. Her satisfaction stung while she overhears a comment of her host's, Arabella pretends to be an heiress, a pretense that deeply amuses the jaded Beau. To counter her white lie, Beaumaris launches her into excessive society and thereby topics her to all types of fortune hunters and different embarrassments.
When compassionate Arabella rescues such unlucky creatures as a mistreated chimney sweep and a mixed-breed mongrel, she foists them upon Beaumaris, who reveals he quite enjoys the function of rescuer and is quickly given the chance to end up his worthy within the individual of Arabella's impetuous younger brother...
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Asked Sophia. ’ cried Madame, her eye brightening. Mrs Tallant crushed these budding hopes. ‘Full dress, to be sure, my dear: satin, I daresay. Feathers, of course. I do not know if hoops are still worn at Court. Lady Bridlington is to make your sister a present of the dress, and I know I may depend upon her to choose just what is right. Come, my dears! ’ repeated Sophia, surprised. Mrs Tallant coloured slightly, but replied in an airy way: ‘Certainly, my love: why should we not? ’ Sophia knitted her brows a little over this, for although there had always been a good deal of coming and going between the two boys at the Hall, and their young cousins at the Vicarage, visits between their respective parents were rare.
There was a dressmaker in High Harrowgate, an elderly Frenchwoman, who had originally come to England as an émigrée from the Revolution. indd 30 6/10/09 2:20:50 PM Arabella short season, it was decided that she should be entrusted with the task of making all Arabella’s gowns. On the first day that the horses could be spared from the farm, Mrs Tallant and her two elder daughters drove to High Harrowgate, taking with them three bandboxes full of the silks, velvets, and laces which had finally been selected from Mrs Tallant’s hoard.
To those accustomed to the rapid mode of travel achieved by post-chaises, a journey in a somewhat ponderous carriage drawn by two horses, chosen more for their stamina than their speed, would have seemed slow beyond all bearing. To Arabella it was adventure, while to Miss Blackburn, inured by long custom to the horrors of the stage, it was unlooked-for comfort. Both ladies, therefore, soon settled down to enjoy themselves, thought the refreshments they were offered at the various halts excellent, found nothing to complain of in the beds at the posting-houses, and could not conceive of a more delightful way of undertaking a long journey.
Arabella by Georgette Heyer