Eldorado

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House of Stratus, Jul 1, 2001 - Fiction - 407 pages
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Armand St Just, his beautiful sister Marguerite and her husband Sir Percy Blakeney are once again caught up in the turmoil of revolutionary France. And adventurer Baron de Batz enters the story. It is 1794 and Paris, 'despite the horrors that had stained her walls - had remained a city of pleasure, and the knife of the guillotine did scarce descend more often than did the drop-scenes on the stage.'
 

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Contents

In the Théâtre National
3
Widely Divergent Aims
11
The Demon Chance
24
Mademoiselle Lange
29
The Temple Prison
39
The Committees Agent
48
The Most Precious Life in Europe
55
Arcades Ambo
65
The Bitterest Foe
225
In the Conciergerie
237
The Caged Lion
244
For the Sake of That Helpless Innocent
250
Afterwards
263
An Interlude
270
Sisters
274
Little Mother
284

What Love Can Do
72
Shadows
86
The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
94
What Love Is
109
Then Everything Was Dark
119
The Chief
126
The Gate of La Villette
133
The Weary Search
138
Chauvelin
152
The Removal
159
It is About the Dauphin
165
The Certificate of Saftey
172
Back to Paris
177
Of That There Could Be no Question
190
The Overwhelming Odds
201
PArT
205
The News
207
Paris Once More
218
The Letter
288
PArT Three
293
The Last Phase
295
Submission
309
Chauvelins Advice
317
Capitulation
322
Kill Him
332
God Help Us All
340
When Hope Was Dead
343
The Guardhouse of the Rue Ste Anne
351
The Dreary Journey
360
The Halt at Crécy
365
The Forest of Boulogne
374
Others in the Park
381
The Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre
389
The Waning Moon
398
The Land of Eldorado
404
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Baroness Orczy was born in Hungary in 1865, the daughter of Baron Felix Orczy, a landed aristocrat and well-known composer and conductor. Orczy moved with her parents from Budapest to Brussels and Paris, where she was educated. She studied art in London and exhibited work in the Royal Academy. She married Montagu Barstow and together they worked as illustrators and jointly published an edition of Hungarian folk tales. Orczy became famous in 1905 with the publication of The Scarlet Pimpernel (originally a play co-written with her husband). Its background was the French Revolution and its swashbuckling hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, was to prove immensely popular. Sequel books followed and film and TV versions were later made. Orczy also wrote detective stories which still prove popular and are equally acclaimed within this genre. She died in 1947.

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