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These Old Shades
By Office of Air Force History (corporate author), Georgette Heyer and United States Air Force (corporate author)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Amer Library
Publication date January 1, 1980
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451151353
ISBN-10 0451151356
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $2.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
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Set in the Georgian period, about 20 years before the Regency, These Old Shades is considered to be the novel that launched Heyer's career. It features two of Heyer's most memorable characters: Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, and Leonie, whom he rescues from a life of ignomy 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.

Praise for Georgette Heyer:

"Our Georgette Heyer display of the Sourcebooks reprints has been a huge success, not only to those early fans like myself, but to many new readers who appreciate her style and wit." —Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC

"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." —Publishers Weekly

"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." —Katie Fforde

"Absolute monarch of the Regency romance." —Kirkus Reviews



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This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780848808167 Book cover for 9781410486110 Book cover for 9781567230581
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (January 20, 2016)
9781410486110 | details & prices | 561 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $30.99
About: Justin Alastair, the coldhearted Duke of Avon, had revenge in mind as he plucked a flamehaired urchin off the Paris streets.
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1993)
9781567230581 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $28.95
About: Unleashing a perilous scheme of revenge against the Comte de Sainte Vire by transforming his illegitimate, penniless daughter, Leonie, into the toast of the town, Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon, finds himself distracted from his mission by his growing love for Leonie.
Reprint edition from Amereon Ltd (May 1, 1979)
9780848808167 | details & prices | 362 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Unleashing a perilous scheme of revenge against the Comte de Sainte Vire by transforming his illegitimate, penniless daughter, Leonie, into the toast of the town, Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon, finds himself distracted from his mission by his growing love for Leonie.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780373773404 Book cover for 9780373835591 Book cover for 9780449240007 Book cover for 9780451151353 Book cover for 9781402219474
 
from Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 1, 2016)
9781492640349 | details & prices | 448 pages | List price $7.99
Reprint edition from Sourcebooks Landmark (October 1, 2009)
9781402219474 | details & prices | 378 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $13.99
About: "Heyer was one of the great protagonists of the historical novel in the post-war golden age.
With Stephanie Laurens (other contributor) | from Hqn Books (July 1, 2008)
9780373773404 | details & prices | 334 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Justin Alastair, the coldhearted Duke of Avon, had revenge in mind as he plucked a flamehaired urchin off the Paris streets.
Reprint edition from Harlequin Books (July 1, 2003)
9780373835591 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $6.50
About: Unleashing a perilous scheme of revenge against the Comte de Sainte Vire by transforming his illegitimate, penniless daughter, Leonie, into the toast of the town, Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon, finds himself distracted from his mission by his growing love for Leonie.
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With United States Air Force (other contributor), Office of Air Force History (other contributor) | from New Amer Library (January 1, 1980)
9780451151353 | details & prices | List price $2.95
This edition also contains Like a Thunderbolt: The Lafayette Escadrille and the Advent of American Pursuit in World War I
About: Set in the Georgian period, about 20 years before the Regency, These Old Shades is considered to be the novel that launched Heyer's career.
Reissue edition from Fawcett Books (May 1, 1979)
9780449240007 | details & prices | List price $1.75
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780754007913
 
With Cornelius Garrett (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (April 1, 2002)
9780754007913 | details & prices | 6.50 × 8.75 × 2.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $84.95
About: Set in the Georgian period, about 20 years before the Regency, These Old Shades is considered to be the novel that launched Heyer's career.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780451151353 Book cover for 9781508600305
 
With Office of Air Force History (other contributor) | from Createspace Independent Pub (February 24, 2015)
9781508600305 | details & prices | 76 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $14.95
About: The advent of an American squadron, or “escadrille,” within the French air force, the Service Aéronautique, had been far from a simple process.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Georgette Heyer, Office of Air Force History (other contributor) | from New Amer Library (January 1, 1980); titled "These Old Shades"
9780451151353 | details & prices | List price $2.95
This edition also contains These Old Shades
About: Set in the Georgian period, about 20 years before the Regency, These Old Shades is considered to be the novel that launched Heyer's career.

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