These old shades

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Justin Alastair, the coldhearted Duke of Avon, had revenge in mind as he plucked a flamehaired urchin off the Paris streets. For Avon suspected the truth about his delicately handsome page—that "L?" was really L?ie and none other than the wicked Comte de Saint Vire's legitimate daughter, deprived of her heritage by the comte's dastardly desire for a male heir. The duke's plan was simple: parade L?ie in front of his enemy and have his adoring, innocent ward reclaim her birthright, destroying her true father in the process. But the duke hadn't expected L?ie's breathtaking transformation or the tender emotions she awoke—and he'd already set his dangerous scheme in motion.…
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"Heyer was one of the great protagonists of the historical novel in the post-war golden age..." —Philippa Gregory

Considered the book that launched Gerogette Heyer's career, These Old Shades features two of Heyer's most memorable characters: Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, and Leonie, whom he rescues from a life of ignominy and comes to love and marry.

The Duke is known for his coldness of manner, his remarkable omniscience, and his debauched lifestyle. Late one evening, he is accosted by a young person dressed in ragged boy's clothing running away from a brutal rustic guardian. The Duke buys "Leon" and makes the child his page. "Leon" is in fact Leonie, and she serves the Duke with deep devotion. When he uncovers the true story of her birth, he wreaks an unforgettable revenge on her sinister father in a chilling scene of public humiliation.

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subject_facetAristocracy (Social class) -- France -- Fiction
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction
Deception -- Fiction
Electronic books
England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction
France -- History -- Louis XV, 1715-1774 -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- George II, 1727-1760 -- Fiction
Historical fiction
London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Love stories
Man-woman relationships -- 18th century -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Regency fiction
Revenge -- Fiction
title_displayThese old shades
title_fullThese Old Shades
These old shades / Georgette Heyer ; with a foreword by Stephanie Laurens
These old shades [electronic resource] / Georgette Heyer
title_shortThese old shades
topic_facetAristocracy (Social class)
Deception
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Man-woman relationships
Revenge
Romance
Social life and customs