39 thoughts on “The cover of Regency Buck”

  1. Right, Michelle. I think it indicates that this wasn’t seen as solely a women’s book.
    I don’t think I’d want to have anything to do with Worth, though!
    Jo 🙂

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  2. Right, Michelle. I think it indicates that this wasn’t seen as solely a women’s book.
    I don’t think I’d want to have anything to do with Worth, though!
    Jo 🙂

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  3. Right, Michelle. I think it indicates that this wasn’t seen as solely a women’s book.
    I don’t think I’d want to have anything to do with Worth, though!
    Jo 🙂

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  4. Okay, I admit it. There’s a part of me that really likes that cover. Must be the swashbuckler in my soul. 😀
    There’s also a part of me that also wishes romance wasn’t so completely seen as “for women by women” too at times.
    Sigh.

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  5. Okay, I admit it. There’s a part of me that really likes that cover. Must be the swashbuckler in my soul. 😀
    There’s also a part of me that also wishes romance wasn’t so completely seen as “for women by women” too at times.
    Sigh.

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  6. Okay, I admit it. There’s a part of me that really likes that cover. Must be the swashbuckler in my soul. 😀
    There’s also a part of me that also wishes romance wasn’t so completely seen as “for women by women” too at times.
    Sigh.

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  7. The cover reminds me of the old movie posters and trailers shown on Turner Classic Movies. It could be that the marketing folks were trying to appeal to men. It could also be that all the marketing folks were men, this treatment would appeal to them, and they *assumed* it would therefore appeal to women then too. I don’t know enough about marketing in the 60’s to know what was considered to appeal to women then.
    In a fan moment, I read the Rogue’s Return yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it – how fun to read a book that began in Canada. I went to Ontario on vacation a few years ago and visited Fort George and other war of 1812 sites, so it was fun to remember them as I read the book.
    -Michelle

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  8. The cover reminds me of the old movie posters and trailers shown on Turner Classic Movies. It could be that the marketing folks were trying to appeal to men. It could also be that all the marketing folks were men, this treatment would appeal to them, and they *assumed* it would therefore appeal to women then too. I don’t know enough about marketing in the 60’s to know what was considered to appeal to women then.
    In a fan moment, I read the Rogue’s Return yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it – how fun to read a book that began in Canada. I went to Ontario on vacation a few years ago and visited Fort George and other war of 1812 sites, so it was fun to remember them as I read the book.
    -Michelle

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  9. The cover reminds me of the old movie posters and trailers shown on Turner Classic Movies. It could be that the marketing folks were trying to appeal to men. It could also be that all the marketing folks were men, this treatment would appeal to them, and they *assumed* it would therefore appeal to women then too. I don’t know enough about marketing in the 60’s to know what was considered to appeal to women then.
    In a fan moment, I read the Rogue’s Return yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it – how fun to read a book that began in Canada. I went to Ontario on vacation a few years ago and visited Fort George and other war of 1812 sites, so it was fun to remember them as I read the book.
    -Michelle

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  10. Bev, I might like the cover if Worth didn’t look so old and harsh. I wonder what Heyer thought of it.
    Michelle, I’m glad you enjoyed The Rogue’s Return. It was a lot of fun researching and writing about Canada in 1817.
    Jo 🙂

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  11. Bev, I might like the cover if Worth didn’t look so old and harsh. I wonder what Heyer thought of it.
    Michelle, I’m glad you enjoyed The Rogue’s Return. It was a lot of fun researching and writing about Canada in 1817.
    Jo 🙂

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  12. Bev, I might like the cover if Worth didn’t look so old and harsh. I wonder what Heyer thought of it.
    Michelle, I’m glad you enjoyed The Rogue’s Return. It was a lot of fun researching and writing about Canada in 1817.
    Jo 🙂

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  13. That cover just makes me want to laugh–So! Very! Dramatic!
    My local thrift store has a huge used book section, and every month or two I go there to see if anyone has donated a new stash of older, out-of-print Regencies. I recently came across one with a 1980 copyright, and I wish I had a scanner so I could post the cover. Blue eye shadow on the heroine! An extremely foofy dress, Regency by way of late ’70’s Victoriana! Not that many of today’s covers aren’t just as anachronistic, but it’s easier to turn a blind eye to the kind of hair and makeup you see every day.

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  14. That cover just makes me want to laugh–So! Very! Dramatic!
    My local thrift store has a huge used book section, and every month or two I go there to see if anyone has donated a new stash of older, out-of-print Regencies. I recently came across one with a 1980 copyright, and I wish I had a scanner so I could post the cover. Blue eye shadow on the heroine! An extremely foofy dress, Regency by way of late ’70’s Victoriana! Not that many of today’s covers aren’t just as anachronistic, but it’s easier to turn a blind eye to the kind of hair and makeup you see every day.

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  15. That cover just makes me want to laugh–So! Very! Dramatic!
    My local thrift store has a huge used book section, and every month or two I go there to see if anyone has donated a new stash of older, out-of-print Regencies. I recently came across one with a 1980 copyright, and I wish I had a scanner so I could post the cover. Blue eye shadow on the heroine! An extremely foofy dress, Regency by way of late ’70’s Victoriana! Not that many of today’s covers aren’t just as anachronistic, but it’s easier to turn a blind eye to the kind of hair and makeup you see every day.

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  16. If you really want a laugh, go to the amazon.de site (Germany) and look up the German editions of romance novels, especially Elizabeth Lowell and Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick. Any resemblance to what actually takes place inside the covers is purely coincidental!

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  17. If you really want a laugh, go to the amazon.de site (Germany) and look up the German editions of romance novels, especially Elizabeth Lowell and Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick. Any resemblance to what actually takes place inside the covers is purely coincidental!

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  18. If you really want a laugh, go to the amazon.de site (Germany) and look up the German editions of romance novels, especially Elizabeth Lowell and Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick. Any resemblance to what actually takes place inside the covers is purely coincidental!

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  19. This must have been the first PAN printing because I’m pretty certain that I’ve never seen this cover before and I know I have the novel.
    But I do have the first of the Williamsburg series in a small Pocket Book edition and the tone of this cover mirrors that one. The cover for “Dawn’s Early Light” shows a soldier with teeth bared coming after a huddled blond. This never even happened in the book. I read the Hardcover first and I wouldn’t have bought the pb if I hadn’t know that this was total nonsense.

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  20. This must have been the first PAN printing because I’m pretty certain that I’ve never seen this cover before and I know I have the novel.
    But I do have the first of the Williamsburg series in a small Pocket Book edition and the tone of this cover mirrors that one. The cover for “Dawn’s Early Light” shows a soldier with teeth bared coming after a huddled blond. This never even happened in the book. I read the Hardcover first and I wouldn’t have bought the pb if I hadn’t know that this was total nonsense.

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  21. This must have been the first PAN printing because I’m pretty certain that I’ve never seen this cover before and I know I have the novel.
    But I do have the first of the Williamsburg series in a small Pocket Book edition and the tone of this cover mirrors that one. The cover for “Dawn’s Early Light” shows a soldier with teeth bared coming after a huddled blond. This never even happened in the book. I read the Hardcover first and I wouldn’t have bought the pb if I hadn’t know that this was total nonsense.

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  22. I think I really must reread my Heyers. Can’t even remember Worth or most of the other characters you’ve talked about. I must have read the last one over 27 years ago because I read them all in Germany. It was easy to get PANs there or on a trip to London, GB, though I might have picked up a few here in London, ON.

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  23. I think I really must reread my Heyers. Can’t even remember Worth or most of the other characters you’ve talked about. I must have read the last one over 27 years ago because I read them all in Germany. It was easy to get PANs there or on a trip to London, GB, though I might have picked up a few here in London, ON.

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  24. I think I really must reread my Heyers. Can’t even remember Worth or most of the other characters you’ve talked about. I must have read the last one over 27 years ago because I read them all in Germany. It was easy to get PANs there or on a trip to London, GB, though I might have picked up a few here in London, ON.

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  25. I have never read a Georgette Heyer book. I cut my romance teeth on Victoria Holt. But from every cover I have seen and everything everyone has ever said about her books, that cover looks nothing like what her books are about.
    Santa-wondering where on her TBR pile I should place those books!

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  26. I have never read a Georgette Heyer book. I cut my romance teeth on Victoria Holt. But from every cover I have seen and everything everyone has ever said about her books, that cover looks nothing like what her books are about.
    Santa-wondering where on her TBR pile I should place those books!

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  27. I have never read a Georgette Heyer book. I cut my romance teeth on Victoria Holt. But from every cover I have seen and everything everyone has ever said about her books, that cover looks nothing like what her books are about.
    Santa-wondering where on her TBR pile I should place those books!

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  28. Santa, you have never read Heyer? I am amazed, astounded, and dismayed that so astute a judge of the genre as you are has missed one of the goddesses in the romance pantheon. 🙂
    Seriously, considering the writers I know you love, I think you have some wonderful reading experiences awaiting you. I can never decide on my favorite Heyer, but Frederica, The Grand Sophy, and Venetia are certainly among those I have reread most often.
    Ranurgis, I have seen those covers to the pbs of Thayne’s Williamsburg series. True horrors! The same thing happened with some mysteries. I remember my mother, an Earl Stanley Gardner fan, ranting about a Perry Mason pb that had a scantily clad Raquel Welch lookalike on the cover.

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  29. Santa, you have never read Heyer? I am amazed, astounded, and dismayed that so astute a judge of the genre as you are has missed one of the goddesses in the romance pantheon. 🙂
    Seriously, considering the writers I know you love, I think you have some wonderful reading experiences awaiting you. I can never decide on my favorite Heyer, but Frederica, The Grand Sophy, and Venetia are certainly among those I have reread most often.
    Ranurgis, I have seen those covers to the pbs of Thayne’s Williamsburg series. True horrors! The same thing happened with some mysteries. I remember my mother, an Earl Stanley Gardner fan, ranting about a Perry Mason pb that had a scantily clad Raquel Welch lookalike on the cover.

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  30. Santa, you have never read Heyer? I am amazed, astounded, and dismayed that so astute a judge of the genre as you are has missed one of the goddesses in the romance pantheon. 🙂
    Seriously, considering the writers I know you love, I think you have some wonderful reading experiences awaiting you. I can never decide on my favorite Heyer, but Frederica, The Grand Sophy, and Venetia are certainly among those I have reread most often.
    Ranurgis, I have seen those covers to the pbs of Thayne’s Williamsburg series. True horrors! The same thing happened with some mysteries. I remember my mother, an Earl Stanley Gardner fan, ranting about a Perry Mason pb that had a scantily clad Raquel Welch lookalike on the cover.

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  31. Thanks for sharing that cover, Jo — hard to believe that Georgette’s story is hiding behind this jacket. In addition to the rabid gentlemen, the cowering lady with her bobbed blond hair is also…well, unexpected.
    The Heyer covers I remember best were on hardbacks in the late sixties, when I first discovered them in the school library. Very refined, with black borders that I thought were the epitome of elegance at the time. At least I recall them fitting the books, which is more than this lurid bus-station special does.
    Susan/Miranda

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  32. Thanks for sharing that cover, Jo — hard to believe that Georgette’s story is hiding behind this jacket. In addition to the rabid gentlemen, the cowering lady with her bobbed blond hair is also…well, unexpected.
    The Heyer covers I remember best were on hardbacks in the late sixties, when I first discovered them in the school library. Very refined, with black borders that I thought were the epitome of elegance at the time. At least I recall them fitting the books, which is more than this lurid bus-station special does.
    Susan/Miranda

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  33. Thanks for sharing that cover, Jo — hard to believe that Georgette’s story is hiding behind this jacket. In addition to the rabid gentlemen, the cowering lady with her bobbed blond hair is also…well, unexpected.
    The Heyer covers I remember best were on hardbacks in the late sixties, when I first discovered them in the school library. Very refined, with black borders that I thought were the epitome of elegance at the time. At least I recall them fitting the books, which is more than this lurid bus-station special does.
    Susan/Miranda

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  34. Talpianna–
    You’re right, the German romance covers are, well, different from the American originals. Several of my Italian ones have been rare and wondrous to behold as well. One magically transformed my meek indentured servant-heroine on the frontier into a full-scale Gina Lollabrigida, with turquoise eye-shadow, teased hair, and vivid orange lipstick and talons to match. Ha-cha!
    Susan/Miranda

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  35. Talpianna–
    You’re right, the German romance covers are, well, different from the American originals. Several of my Italian ones have been rare and wondrous to behold as well. One magically transformed my meek indentured servant-heroine on the frontier into a full-scale Gina Lollabrigida, with turquoise eye-shadow, teased hair, and vivid orange lipstick and talons to match. Ha-cha!
    Susan/Miranda

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  36. Talpianna–
    You’re right, the German romance covers are, well, different from the American originals. Several of my Italian ones have been rare and wondrous to behold as well. One magically transformed my meek indentured servant-heroine on the frontier into a full-scale Gina Lollabrigida, with turquoise eye-shadow, teased hair, and vivid orange lipstick and talons to match. Ha-cha!
    Susan/Miranda

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