UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

The Black Moth

Georgette Heyer

Book Overview: 

The year is 1752. Devil, the Duke of Andover, and highwayman Jack, the Earl of Wyncham are at odds over a country squire’s beautiful daughter. Cheating at cards, the marital problems of the younger sister of the Duke and the younger brother of the Earl, and debts beyond imagination form the backdrop for this romance.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .I do squander your money. Say you do not care! Say that nothing matters so long as I am happy! Why do you not say it? Does anything matter? Don't be prudent, Dicky! Be wild! Be reckless! Be anything rather than grave and old!" Her arms crept up to his coaxingly. "Take me to London!"

Carstares smoothed the soft hair back from her forehead, very tenderly, but his eyes were worried.

"My dear, I will take you, but not just yet. There is so much to be done here. If you will wait a little longer—"

"Ah, if I will wait! If I will be patient and good! But I cannot! Oh, you don't understand, Dicky—you don't understand!"

"I am sorry, dear. I promise I will take you as soon as possible, and we will stay as long as you please."

Her arms fell away.

"I want to go now!"

"Dear—"

"Very well—very well. We will go presently. Only don't reason with me."

He looked at her concernedly.

. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The Black Moth was Georgette Heyer’s first novel, and it shows. It's fun, but very lightweight.

It's got a HIGHLY melodramatic plot, centering around one Lord John Carstares (our hero, Jack) who's been accused of cheating at cards - the SHAME! especially since he only confessed to protect the real ch

Oh novel, how do I object to thee? Let me count the ways...

1. The title is a phrase that refers to the villian that is mentioned ONLY ONCE over the course of the novel. And it has something to do with the way he dresses. Really, guys? Can't we come up with something more, you know, related to the st

9/2020 reread - 3.5 stars, down from 4; still fun, but listened to the audiobook this time, and the character of Lavinia, as acted by the narrator, was like nails on a chalkboard! Still an incredible accomplishment for 17-year-old Georgette Heyer’s first novel.

2016 - What a grand adventure! This wa

So, Georgette Heyer's brother was sick, so she cheered him up by . . . writing this complex swashbuckling romance . . . as a teenager . . . and then beginning her prolific career. What an icon! I love her, I love her books. This one was great, not as frothy as some of her later romances, but actuall

I was very excited to find this book -a Georgette Heyer Regency romance which I had never read before! Then I discovered it was also her debut novel which made it doubly interesting.

I regard this author's books as comfort reading. I can rely on her to provide an enjoyable story and entertaining char

They're all idiots.

Okay, here's the twist and my conundrum in rating this book. A good part of this just reads as melodramatic Georgian period llama drama. Overblown. On the other hand, there are parts of this where the absurdity of it is evident--it's mocking the behavior in a Much Ado About Nothin

I love Heyer but not this! I enjoyed the historical details, the fashion, etc. I think it's impressive that she wrote this at such a tender age. It was on target for 3 stars but I found the second half really quite tedious..

This is the first GH novel I ever read many moons ago and started me on my life long love affair with her books. It is apparent, at times, that this is an early novel but I thought it was done really well. Jack, the hero is quite likeable but slightly irritating at times. Part of the story I found k

Ahhhh, reading my sentimental favourite!

This is the first of GH's novels I read in it's entirety. & wasn't I lucky starting with GH's first book, written when she was only seventeen. I still have my original copy, although the cover fell off on this reading!

According to Jane Aiken Hodge, GH sai

I love this author, I am ADDICTED to this genre, and am the biggest fan of the language used in the melodramas of the 18th and 19th century, so well done here. But I barely got through this book...
I disliked it tremendously! Than, why am I giving it 2 stars? One is for the stylistics of the prose, a

View More Reviews