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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)

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Reading Group Guide

1. 1. Does Percy treat Marguerite unfairly?

2. 2. How do the theater and theatricality function in the novel?

3. 3. Are there other heroes in the story besides Percy, and if so, who are they and why are they heroes?

4. 4. What is the significance of the flower that gives Percy his secret name?

5. 5. Discuss the use of animal imagery in the novel.

6. 6. Compare and contrast the Fishermans Rest with the Chat Gris.

7. 7. What do you make of Marguerites assumption throughout the last part of the story that Percy is unaware of the fact that Chauvelin is on his trail?

8. 8. Discuss point of view in the novel-it is told mostly from Marguerites point of view, but occasionally it slips into the minds of other characters, such as Percy and Chauvelin. What is the effect of these slips?

9. 9. Is Marguerite ultimately a likable character?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375406584
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy
Author:
Orczy, Baroness
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska Baroness
Author:
Orczy
Author:
Orczy, Emmuska
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
France
Subject:
France History Revolution, 1789-1799.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Series:
Everyman's library children's classics
Series Volume:
M1930.
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.22x6.34x.90 in. 1.19 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 320 pages Random House Trade - English 9780375406584 Reviews:
"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.”

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , The first and most successful in the Baronesss 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.

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