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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Amereon Ltd
Publication date May 1, 1979
Pages 362
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780848808167
ISBN-10 0848808169
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Apply Direct
Original list price $26.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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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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.

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



Editions
Hardcover
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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.
The price comparison is for this edition
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
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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
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.
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.

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