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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?
Deborah's father, Faro
Slang for "king"
A city in Portugal
A popular card game
Why does Mr Ravenscar initially go to Lady Bellingham's gaming-house?
To gamble against his enemy and teach him a lesson
To stop his cousin from marrying a gaming-house "wench"
To seduce Deborah Grantham
To try out the excellent suppers
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 asks her to reject his cousin's offer of marriage
He calls her a common prostitute
He tell her that a gaming-house girl is beneath his notice
He commands her to become his mistress
What does Deborah do to increase Mr Ravenscar's dislike?
She appears in public wearing vulgar attire
She pretends to seduce him
She kisses Adrian in public
She begs him for money
Mr Ravenscar promises revenge against Deborah for refusing to bend to his will. How does he try to get Deborah under his control?
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
He blackmails her with a humiliating family secret
Desperate to be out of Mr Ravenscar's power, what shocking move does Deborah make?
She steals money from Mr Ravenscar
She has Mr Ravenscar kidnapped
She sells off all of her priceless jewels
She agrees to become his mistress
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?
Adrian and Phoebe
Mr Kennet and Lady Bellingham
Kit and Arabella
Lord Ormskirk and Olivia
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?
Tricking him by marrying Adrian
Pretending to fall in love with him
Lying to him about her aunt's debts
Enabling Arabella to run off with Silas
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:
Pay off all of her aunt's debts
Purchase an entire wardrobe for her
Remove her aunt from the gaming-house
Be civil to her poor brother
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Compiled Apr 05 13