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The first and most successful in the Baroness’s series of books that feature Percy Blakeney, who leads a double life as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of aristocrats, The Scarlet Pimpernel was the blueprint for what became known as the masked-avenger genre. As Anne Perry writes in her Introduction, the novel “has almost reached its first centenary, and it is as vivid and appealing as ever because the plotting is perfect. It is a classic example of how to construct, pace, and conclude a plot. . . . To rise on the crest of laughter without capsizing, to survive being written, rewritten, and reinterpreted by each generation, is the mark of a plot that is timeless and universal, even though it happens to be set in England and France of 1792.”

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

It is 1792 and France is in the grip of a seething, bloody revolution. Mobs roam the Paris streets hunting down royalists, barricades block any chance of escape, and every day hundreds die under the blade of Madame la Guillotine. But in the hearts of the condemned nobility there remains one last vestige of hope: rescue by the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel. Renowned for both his unparalleled bravery and his clever disguises, the Pimpernel’s identity remains as much a mystery to his sworn enemy, the ruthless French agent Chauvelin, as to his devoted admirer, the beautiful Lady Marguerite Blakeney.

First published in 1905, The Scarlet Pimpernel is an irresistible novel of love, gallantry, and swashbuckling adventure.

About the Author

Baroness Emmuska Orczy artist, playwright, and author, was born in Tarna

Table of Contents

Paris: September, 1792 — Dover: "The fisherman's rest" — Refugees — League of the Scarlet Pimpernel — Marguerite — Exquisite of '92 — Secret orchard — Accredited agent — Outrage — Opera box — Grenville's ball — Scrap of paper — Either--or? — One o'clock precisely! — Doubt — Richmond — Farewell — Mysterious device — Scarlet Pimpernel — Friend — Suspense — Calais — Hope — Death-trap — Eagle and the fox — Jew — On the track — Pere Blanchard's hut — Trapped — Schooner — Escape.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553904024
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska Baroness
Author:
Orczy, Baroness Emmuska
Author:
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Revolution, 1789-1799
Subject:
Blakeney, Percy, Sir
Subject:
France
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19920301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
264

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 264 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553904024 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It is 1792 and France is in the grip of a seething, bloody revolution. Mobs roam the Paris streets hunting down royalists, barricades block any chance of escape, and every day hundreds die under the blade of Madame la Guillotine. But in the hearts of the condemned nobility there remains one last vestige of hope: rescue by the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel. Renowned for both his unparalleled bravery and his clever disguises, the Pimpernel’s identity remains as much a mystery to his sworn enemy, the ruthless French agent Chauvelin, as to his devoted admirer, the beautiful Lady Marguerite Blakeney.

First published in 1905, The Scarlet Pimpernel is an irresistible novel of love, gallantry, and swashbuckling adventure.

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