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The Countess
The Countess
Author: Catherine Coulter
"The Autumn Countess" danced into the bookstores not as a Regency, but as a Gothic masquerading as a Regency. She has rewritten the novel extensively to make it even more unabashedly Gothic in form, texture, and content, including use of the first-person narration in the classic Gothic style. — Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Go...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451198501
ISBN-10: 0451198506
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 405
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 175 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
This is more suspense than the typical historical romance that I'm accustomed to. Even so, it's a great story - I couldn't put it down!
teyahstone avatar reviewed The Countess on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I heard it was one of Catherine's first novels. I enjoyed it, but you can see how much she has improved as a writer. Still kicked butt, since gothics are sooo my thing.
reviewed The Countess on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Pretty normal for Coulter.
reviewed The Countess on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A strange start but a very good book overall. I really enjoyed it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Reissue of Coulter's first published works. Originally titled The Autumn Countess, published in 1978. Extensively rewitten and added to.
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Janine avatar reviewed The Countess on + 252 more book reviews
Great book, great author
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This called a Regency Series; There are 4 other Books
Love the suspense in all my books that I READ!!!!
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A true Gothic romance in form, texture and content!

"Andrea Jameson, unlike the conventional Gothic heroine, isn't a destitute governess. She's young, rich, and toothsome, and adores her Danie Dinmont terrier, George. However, Andrea doesn't have a single dream of meeting Mr. Right, marrying, and living happily ever after. Go figure.

She strikes a bargain with an older widowed earl who promises her all the razzle-dazzle without the obey part. She's perfectly happy with the deal until she meets the earl's nephew and realizes fairly quickly that she might have made an exceptional blunder.

But she doesn't have much time to ponder her dim-witted choice of husband because someone is trying to kill her. Will she survive to marry the man of her dreams?"


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