The Talisman Ring

The Talisman Ring

infobox Book |
name = The Talisman Ring
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author = Georgette Heyer
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country = United Kingdom
language = English
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genre = Georgian, Romance
publisher = William Heinemann
release_date = 1936
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
pages = 272 pp
isbn = NA
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"The Talisman Ring" is a historical romance novel by Georgette Heyer, first published in 1936. Set in the Georgian era, the action takes place in Sussex, where Heyer then lived.Hodge 2004, p. 42]

Like several of Heyer's early novels including "Regency Buck" (1935) and "The Corinthian" (1940), "The Talisman Ring" blends the genres of romantic comedy and thriller.Hodge 2004, p. 40] Jane Aiken Hodge describes it as a "neat comedy"Hodge 2004, p. 43] and "very nearly a detective story in period costume". In counterpointing an older and a younger couple, the novel is a forerunner of many of Heyer's later works, such as "Frederica" (1965). "The Talisman Ring" is also the first of Heyer's novels to feature characters from the Bow Street Runners.

Plot summary

On his deathbed, Baron Lavenham arranges a marriage between his great-nephew, Sir Tristram Shield, and his young French granddaughter, Eustacie de Vauban. His grandson and heir, Ludovic, is on the run on the Continent, after allegedly murdering a man in a dispute over a valuable heirloom, the talisman ring. The romantic Eustacie, appalled by her betrothed's phlegmatic character, runs away and soon encounters a smuggler, who turns out to be her cousin Ludovic. The two take refuge at a local inn, after Ludovic is injured escaping from Excisemen. There they encounter an older lady, Miss Sarah Thane, who vows to help them. The subsequent plot revolves around proving Ludovic's innocence by finding the missing ring and unmasking the real murderer.



*Hodge JA. "The Private World of Georgette Heyer" (Bodley Head, 1984; reprinted Arrow Books, 2004)

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