The Scarlet Pimpernel

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dec 17, 2009 - 232 pages
A Historical Fiction Classic! The first of the enormously popular Pimpernel books! He is a master of clever disguises, stealth and daring escapes, a brazen hero who rescues doomed aristocrats from the guillotine during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. Who is the elusive and mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel who courageously risks his life on a daily basis and leaves behind nothing but a tiny scarlet flower? Not even his beautiful wife knows that the man she is married to, a dull-witted British dandy, is the secret hero saving countless lives and maddening the French Republican Government. An exciting adventure awaits the reader - clashing swords, clever repartee, dashing wit, and daring. Will the French government agent who has made it his personal goal to capture and destroy the Scarlet Pimpernel succeed? A true masterpiece! Select it for you library today!

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This was one of "the classics" that I chose to read in 2014. And I am glad that I did. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" has history, action, romance, devotion, evil, and suspense all stirred together in a ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Emmuska Orczy was born in Tarna÷rs, Heves County, Hungary on September 23, 1865. She attended West London School of Art and Heatherley's School of Fine Art. 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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