I loved this post by Angelyn!! Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer is one of my favorite books of all time. But read the Cotillion as well where Kitty decided to reject the rake.
“It is a maxim, not uncommonly supported in female society, that ‘a reformed rake makes the best husband.’ ” — Ackermann’s Repository, December 1, 1816, Vol. II No. XII
In a singular letter to the Tattler, the writer offers a disdainful explanation for such a phenomenon. One has either fallen violently in love with a rake and is blinded by passion to his many disastrous characteristics, or she’s such an innocent as to be wholly unacquainted with what a genuine rake is.
Far better to seek a man of great intellect and maturity, more concerned with the affairs of the world than the high life. One that only a bluestocking could love.
Balogh’s rake was “lewd, lascivious, mocking..” And yet a bluestocking fell in love with him.
Of course, marriage to a prosing fool or some worthy devoted to his rural estate would be very dull. It is proposed, therefore, that a little dash…
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