The Scarlet Pimpernel

Front Cover, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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"The Scarlet Pimpernel" is considered one of the greatest adventure novels of all time. It is the first in a series of stories about Percy Blakeney, an Englishman in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, who lives a double life as an English aristocrat and a swashbuckling masked rescuer of French aristocrats from the guillotine. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is the classic tale of action and adventure that literally invented the genre of the masked avenger.

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LOVE THIS BOOK!!! i had to read this book in english class this year in my high school and i started it with kinda a bad outlook and then began to really enjoy it. it is just so cute and for me just ... Read full review

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Honestly, I did not know what to think when I first started this book. It is one of those books that I don't think I would have just picked up, but thankfully one of my best friends is obsessed with ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Emmuska Orczy was born in Tarnaörs, Heves County, Hungary on September 23, 1865. She attended West London School of Art and Heatherley's School of Fine Art. Collaborating with her husband Henry Montague Barstow, she produced and illustrated a translated version of Old Hungarian Fairy Tales in 1895. Her first novel, The Emperor's Candlesticks, was published in 1899. Her other works include In Mary's Reign, The Scarlet Pimpernel, I Will Repay, Mam'zelle Guillotine, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, and The Nest of the Sparrowhawk. She died on November 12, 1947.

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