The Black Moth

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The Black Moth
First edition
Author Georgette Heyer
Cover artist Walter Lambert
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Yes
Genre Georgian, Romance
Publisher Heinemann
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 320 pp
Followed by These Old Shades

The Black Moth (1921) is a Georgian (set around 1751) romance novel by Georgette Heyer. This was her first novel.

Plot summary[edit]

Jack Carstares, oldest son of the Earl Wyncham, disgraced six years earlier, returns home and becomes a highwayman so that he is able to live in the land he loves without detection. One day while out riding, he foils an abduction plot mastered by the infamous Duke of Andover. Injured while rescuing the damsel in distress, he is taken home by the thankful Diana Beauleigh and her Aunt Betty, to recover. Mystery and intrigue continue to the melodrama's end.

Main characters[edit]

  • John Anthony St. Ervine Delaney Carstares, Earl of Wyncham - protagonist
  • The Hon. Richard 'Dick' Carstares - brother of John
  • Lady Lavinia Carstares (née Belmanoir) - wife of Richard
  • Hugh Tracy Clare Belmanoir, Duke of Andover - Lavinia's favourite brother
  • Lord Andrew Belmanoir - Lavinia's brother
  • Diana Beauleigh - young lady of Sussex
  • Jim Salter - John's servant
  • Sir Miles O'Hara - John's best friend

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