The Black MothBook - 2003
The Black Moth is Georgette Heyer's first novel, written when she was 17 years old to amuse her sick brother. It features Jack Carstares¿an Earl turned highwayman¿and his enemy¿the enigmatic Duke of Andover¿who engage in an intense rivalry over society beauty Diana Beauleigh... Seven years before our story opens, Carstares protected his brother by allowing himself to be disgraced for cheating at cards. His brother, suffering intense guilt, isn't aware that they played right into the hands of the Duke of Andover. The disgraced Earl now roams the countryside until a confrontation with his rival thwarts the attempt to kidnap the lovely Diana. But now the Duke is more determined than ever to have Diana for his own, and the two men will meet at sword point before the Earl's name can be cleared and he can claim his fair lady.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. ; New York : HQN, 
Copyright Date: ?1929
Branch Call Number: HEY
Characteristics: iv, 317 pages ;,21 cm.