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Daring and Decorum: A Highwayman Novel by Lawrence Hogue

By Lawrence Hogue

Elizabeth Collington, the twenty-year-old daughter of a rustic vicar, longs for greater than the circumscribed lifetime of her 18th-century Devonshire village. while a highwayman steals a kiss with her mother's necklace – upsetting emotions of which her father might by no means approve – she all of sudden has a mystery not anyone needs to comprehend. however the highwayman additionally has a mystery: "he" is absolutely a woman.

Will the tale of the highwayman's previous – entire with a tyrannical husband, a depressing fort, and a bold break out into London's underworld – convince Elizabeth to desert propriety in want of ardour? in any case, can the fanatics make an autonomous lifestyles in a global the place girls are little greater than estate, evading either the redcoats and the jealous younger lord who might tear them apart?

Daring and Decorum is comedy of manners wrapped round a gothic story; a mashup of Jane Austen, Alfred Noyes' poem The Highwayman, Robin Hood, and Moll Cutpurse; and a passionate case for the liberty to like whom one chooses, bold and Decorum: A Highwayman Novel may still attract fanatics of Ellen Kushner's Riverside sequence, Emma Donoghue's lifestyles masks, and Michelle Martin's Pembroke Park (billed because the first lesbian Regency).

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