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Georgette Heyer - "Faro's Daughter"
"A classic Regency romance by Heyer, "Faro's Daughter" is the tale of two gamblers who risk all for love."
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What does the word "Faro", from the title "Faro's Daughter", refer to?
A popular card game
A city in Portugal
Deborah's father, Faro
Slang for "king"
Why does Mr Ravenscar initially go to Lady Bellingham's gaming-house?
To try out the excellent suppers
To gamble against his enemy and teach him a lesson
To stop his cousin from marrying a gaming-house "wench"
To seduce Deborah Grantham
When Mr Ravenscar and Deborah play picquet against each other, who wins?
It is a tie
Neither of them--they quit early
Mr Ravenscar manages to deeply insult Deborah. What does he say that causes her to despise him above all others?
He tell her that a gaming-house girl is beneath his notice
He commands her to become his mistress
He calls her a common prostitute
He asks her to reject his cousin's offer of marriage
What does Deborah do to increase Mr Ravenscar's dislike?
She begs him for money
She kisses Adrian in public
She appears in public wearing vulgar attire
She pretends to seduce him
Mr Ravenscar promises revenge against Deborah for refusing to bend to his will. How does he try to get Deborah under his control?
He blackmails her with a humiliating family secret
He has her brother arrested and jailed
He becomes the owner of all of her aunt's debts and mortgage
He threatens to burn down the gaming-house
Desperate to be out of Mr Ravenscar's power, what shocking move does Deborah make?
She agrees to become his mistress
She steals money from Mr Ravenscar
She has Mr Ravenscar kidnapped
She sells off all of her priceless jewels
In the midst of Deborah's and Mr Ravenscar's passionate entanglement, a gentler love story begins to develop as well. Who are the secondary pair of lovers in the tale?
Kit and Arabella
Lord Ormskirk and Olivia
Mr Kennet and Lady Bellingham
Adrian and Phoebe
Near the end of the tale, Mr Ravenscar and Deborah have a major confrontation, ending with cruel words and tears. What does Mr Ravenscar accuse Deborah of doing?
Enabling Arabella to run off with Silas
Lying to him about her aunt's debts
Tricking him by marrying Adrian
Pretending to fall in love with him
The quarreling lovers eventually reconcile. Deborah is certain that Mr Ravenscar's love for her is folly, and she jokingly imposes several conditions to their marriage. She insists that he must do all of the following EXCEPT:
Purchase an entire wardrobe for her
Remove her aunt from the gaming-house
Pay off all of her aunt's debts
Be civil to her poor brother
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