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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Bantam Classic)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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." <P>"From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Anne Perry, the Edgar Award–winning author of more than thirty novels, is best known for her two Victorian mystery series. Her recent books include Death of a Stranger, The Whitechapel Conspiracy, and Funeral in Blue. She lives in Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553214024
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Orczy, Baroness Emmuska
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska Baroness
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska
Author:
Baroness Emmmuska Orczy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France
Subject:
Revolution, 1789-1799
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Subject:
Blakeney, Percy, Sir
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;french revolution;historical fiction;adventure;classic;classics;france;romance;historical;literature;england;novel;18th century;mystery;swashbuckling;history;british;20th century;scarlet pimpernel;british literature;english;spy;classic literature;
Subject:
fiction;french revolution;historical fiction;adventure;classic;classics;france;romance;historical;literature;england;novel;18th century;mystery;swashbuckling;history;british;20th century;scarlet pimpernel;british literature;english;spy;classic literature;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
Bantam Classic
Series Volume:
1675
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.97x4.19x.70 in. .33 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553214024 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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." <P>"From the Trade Paperback edition.
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