The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755126505

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A group of titled Englishmen, under the leadership of a mysterious man, valiantly aid condemned aristocrats in their escape during the French Revolution. Their leader is the Scarlet Pimpernel – a man whose audacity and clever disguises foil the villainous agent Chauvelin. Who is he and can he keep one step ahead of the revolutionaries?

The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9350839296

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'The Scarlet Pimpernel' is a fantastic adventure play by Baroness Orczy set during the early stages of the French Revolution. In this play the protagonist has a secret identity behind which lies the heroic qualities of the main character. The play is fantastically plotted that drags its readers from the center of London society to a dark night on the coast of France. The book is so interesting that it barely lets us pause for breath. The original flavour of this classic has been carefully retained in this abridged version.
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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755126521

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A group of titled Englishmen, under the leadership of a mysterious man, valiantly aid condemned aristocrats in their escape during the French Revolution. Their leader is the Scarlet Pimpernel – a man whose audacity and clever disguises foil the villainous agent Chauvelin. Who is he and can he keep one step ahead of the revolutionaries?

The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755114124

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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It is Paris, 1794, and Robespierre’s revolution is inflicting its reign of terror. The elusive Scarlet Pimpernel is still at large – so far. But the sinister agent Chauvelin has taken prisoner his darling Marguerite. Will she act as a decoy and draw the Scarlet Pimpernel to the enemy? And will our dashing hero evade capture and live to enjoy a day ‘when tyranny was crushed and men dared to be men again’.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934169124

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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When Baroness Emmuska Orczy wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905), little did she know she was creating the super hero genre. Who is the elusive and mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel? A master of clever disguises, stealth and elegant escapes -- skills that he uses to rescue doomed French aristocrats from the guillotine during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. His signature -- a tiny scarlet flower. The Pimpernel's true identity is unknown except to a small group of co-conspirators who work with him and together comprise the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Not even his wife, the beautiful Lady Marguerite Blakeney, knows that the man she is married to, an effete fop and dull-witted British dandy Sir Percy Blakeney, is a secret hero who risks his life on a daily basis in order to save countless others. A vibrant adventure awaits the reader -- heart-pounding narrow escapes, clever repartee and dashing wit, true love thwarted and redeemed, a relentless agent of the French Republican Government who makes it his personal goal to capture and destroy the Scarlet Pimpernel, and of course Percy's immortal "bon mot" that makes the social rounds in England and France: "We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? -- Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel." Book One of "The Scarlet Pimpernel Series"

The League Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755147715

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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More adventures amongst the terrors of revolutionary France. No one has uncovered the identity of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel – no one except his wife Marguerite and his arch-enemy, citizen Chauvelin. Sir Percy Blakeney is still at large however, evading capture!

The Way Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755147804

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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The year is 1793, the darkest days of the French revolution, and little Charles-Leon is ill. He is recommended country air, but travel permits are needed – and impossible to come by. Josette, believes the Scarlet Pimpernel will come to their rescue. She sets forth into the Paris streets to look for him ...

The Adventures Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755126467

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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The Scarlet Pimpernel makes numerous and dangerous trips to rescue innocent people from the dreaded guillotine. This collection of short stories about the exploits of the Pimpernel is wonderfully entertaining, and transports the reader back to the French Revolution where clever disguises and narrow escapes abound!

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Emmuska Orczy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198791224

Category: Blakeney, Percy, Sir (Fictitious character)

Page: 233

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Is he in heaven? - Is he in hell?That demmed, elusive Pimpernel?Sir Percy Blakeney lives a double life in the England of 1792: at home he is an idle fop and a leader of fashion, but in abroad he is the Scarlet Pimpernel, a master of disguise who saves aristocrats from the guillotine. When the revolutionary French state seeks to unmask him, Percy's estranged,independent wife, Marguerite, unwittingly sets their agent on her husband's track. Percy's escapades, and Marguerite's daring journey to France to save him from the guillotine, keep the reader turning the pages of Baroness Orczy's well-paced romantic adventure.Written in just five weeks in 1903, Baroness Emma Orczy's bestseller has been the basis of multiple adaptations. Rooted in the upheaval of Orczy's Hungarian childhood, and in the anxious nationalism of turn-of-the-century Britain, the story of the Scarlet Pimpernel provided a blueprint not only forsubsequent historical swashbucklers, but for superheroes from Zorro to Superman.The edition places the book The Scarlet Pimpernel within the context of the elite and popular literature of the turn of the century. Orczy's novel is close in kin to such contemporary political thrillers as Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent (1907); tales that channelled contemporary concerns aboutrefugees and enemies within.