Another timeless Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer. The cast of characters are vivid and well defined, the details of Regency life infallible as usual. The underlying tension between idealism and realism sets this story apart from her more lighthearted novels. We get a glimpse of the chimney sweeper boy "Jemmy's" story which is beyond what matters in the ball rooms and drawing rooms. In contrast, we observe Mr. Beaumaris amusing himself with various shenanigans like the dandelion craze for no better purpose than to enjoy the discomfiture of his misguided friends and copyists. I spent a gratifying night reading Arabella. The conversations that Mr. Beaumaris has with Ulysses the dog are highly entertaining.