Book Reviews of Simon the Coldheart (Ulverscroft Large Print Series)

Simon the Coldheart (Ulverscroft Large Print Series)
Simon the Coldheart - Ulverscroft Large Print Series
Author: Georgette Heyer
ISBN-13: 9780753176009
ISBN-10: 0753176009
Publication Date: 6/30/2006
Pages: 400
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Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book is written in a sort of antiquated faux medieval prose style. Quaint, but I didn't have any trouble getting used to it. It's really Simon's life story, beginning when he was a teenager, so it's more of an adventure than a romance. His eventual love interest does not show up until much later in the book, and as with many medievals, the sexual politics are a real throwback. Nevertheless, I was engrossed in his character and adventures, as portrayed by Heyer, and enjoyed it very much. Good historical details and some touches of humor too. That woman could really tell a story.
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Interesting tale, told in a sort of high fantasy faux medieval style, about the rise of the talented bastard son of an English noble. Lots of chivalry, high flown language, honor, passionate declarations and adventure. It is, however, such a sanitized version of the era (no mud, no torture, hardly any mention of illness or brutality) that for me it is either a boy's/young adult novel or an outright fantasy. But after a while I got into it and enjoyed it for what it was. It's quite dated, though, so I wouldn't recommend it to everyone.
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This is the 1979 version.
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Great historical setting...
a little slow - but overall worth the read.
Beautiful interpretation of Wordsworth's relationships...