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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Dover Thrift Editions) (original 1905; edition 2002)

by Baroness Orczy, Emmuska Orczy

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Title:The Scarlet Pimpernel (Dover Thrift Editions)
Authors:Baroness Orczy
Other authors:Emmuska Orczy
Info:Dover Publications (2002), Edition: Unabridged, Paperback, 224 pages
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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (1905)

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A true classic for those who wish to experience the progenitor of the costumed adventurer. ( )
  Birdo82 | Jul 26, 2014 |
A classic worth re-reading! It has everything: adventure, romance, intrigue, history, humour and a happy ending! What more could you ask? ( )
  ellebee57 | Jul 16, 2014 |
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 light-hearted romp through England and France during the time of the French Revolution.

Can the famous Pimpernel be warned in time of his betrayal by one close to him? Or will the dastardly representative of the bloodthirsty French Republican government, Chauvelin, triumph, and bring his quarry to meet Madame Guillotine? Keep reading to find out... ( )
  fuzzi | May 16, 2014 |
This is a very difficult book for me to review. It was predictable and hit several of my pet peeves and yet I was compelled to finish it. ( )
  RhondaParrish | May 9, 2014 |
This is another one of those books that I'm puzzled why I never came across years ago. Set in the time of the French Revolution, it's an entertaining and fast-paced adventure and love story that (in my mind) was like a cross between Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities and something by Alexandre Dumas.

I found it refreshing that this story was told from the perspective of a resourceful (for her time?) young woman...although as a modern reader, I would have preferred that she played an even more active/pivotal role in the final dramatic events.

A fun and quick read. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Baroness Orczyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cosham, RalphNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lindström, SigfridTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mantel, HilaryIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Musterd-de Haas, ElsEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Page, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wildschut, MarjoleinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zimmermann, WalterNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate.
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We seek him here,
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Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
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That damned, elusive Pimpernel!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451527623, Mass Market Paperback)

This timeless novel of intrigue and romance is the adventure of one man's defiance in the face of authority. The rulers of the French Revolution are unable to discern the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, a man whose exploits are an embarrassment to the new regime. Is he an exiled French nobleman or an English lord? The only thing for certain is his calling card--the blood-red flower known as the Scarlet Pimpernel...

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In 1792, during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, an English aristocrat known to be an ineffectual fop is actually a master of disguises who, with a small band of dedicated friends, undertakes dangerous missions to save members of the French nobility from the guillotine.… (more)

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