The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

by Baroness Orczy

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Overview

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orci 23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist and playwright. She is best known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel, the alter ego of Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who turns into a quick-thinking escape artist in order to save ill-fated French royalty from "Madame Guillotine" during the French revolution, establishing the "hero with a secret identity" into popular culture.

Opening in London's West End on 5 January 1905, The Scarlet Pimpernel became a favourite of British audiences. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. During World War I, Orczy formed the Women of England's Active Service League, an unofficial organisation aimed at encouraging women to persuade men to volunteer for active service in the armed forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781717422163
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2018
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Unreachableshelf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the weaker entries in the series. By this point the device of setting a trap for Percy by using Marguerite as a hostage has gotten rather stale. Furthermore, it's unclear why Chauvelin was set on using Theresia Cabarrus to capture the Pimpernel before the rescue of Bertrand. Chauvelin, knowing the identity of the Pimpernel and his devotion to his wife, should know that Percy will not fall at the feet of Theresia Cabarrus. Aside from being a second pair of sharp eyes who will know the Pimpernel's identity once Chauvelin reveals it to her, her primary usefulness seems to be her sway over Bertrand- but Chauvelin was planning to use her before Bertrand was in England and could be used as a tool there. But this was also the book in which the Baroness gets Chauvelin's hair color wrong, so it's clearly at least a little phoned in. Still, it features some good confrontations between Percy and Chauvelin when the overused and under-reasoned bits are out of the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is unreadable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a photocopy as described. It is completely unreadable. It isn't even worth being free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book in the Scarlet Pimpernel Series. Marguerite is captured by Chauvelin's men and Sir Percy has to save her, of course! The story takes place in the last days of the Reign of Terror.
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