by Baron Emma Orczy

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LORD TONY’S WIFE....is the fifth book in the series written in the early 20th century by Baroness Orczy around the character of the Scarlet Pimpernel, that English adventurer, master of disguise, embodiment of bravado, and pillar of strength, whose self-appointed mission it is to rescue former aristocrats from the fell clutches of the Committee of Public Safety in late 18th century post-Revolutionary France. Should he fail, the bloodied guillotine shall claim yet another victim.

• This volume includes a “Detailed Biography” of our author, Baroness Emma Orczy.

An exciting, rather melodramatic romance of the French revolution. A peasant revolutionist who is trying to lure the heroine and her father back to France, and an unwelcome suitor, engage the cunning of the Scarlet Pimpernel in restoring the kidnapped bride to her husband through hairbreadth escapes and thrilling adventures.

In sum, the plot elements in LORD TONY'S WIFE are more complex and interesting than are those in the previous four novels, the characters are more rounded and less stereotyped, and the descriptions of the revolutionaries against whom the Pimpernel must pit his cunning are less stridently negative, all of which makes this the most interesting book of the series thus far. With that praise deservedly awarded, we must also admit that Orczy's novels remain primarily adventures written to entertain through their plot and action.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940014096683
Publisher: TLC BOOKS
Publication date: 01/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 657 KB

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