The Scarlet Pimpernel



The Scarlet Pimpernel Armed With Only His Wits And His Cunning, One Man Recklessly Defies The French Revolutionaries And Rescues Scores Of Innocent Men, Women, And Children From The Deadly Guillotine His Friends And Foes Know Him Only As The Scarlet Pimpernel But The Ruthless French Agent Chauvelin Is Sworn To Discover His Identity And To Hunt Him Down.

Full name Emma Emmuska Magdolna Roz lia M ria Jozefa Borb la Orczy de Orczi was a Hungarian British novelist, best remembered as the author of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL 1905 Baroness Orczy s sequels to the novel were less successful She was also an artist, and her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London Her first venture into fiction was with crime stories Among her most popular c Full name Emma Emmuska Magdolna Roz lia M ria Jozefa Borb la Orczy de Orczi was a Hungarian British novelist, best remembered as the author of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL 1905 Baroness Orczy s sequels to the novel were less successful She was also an artist, and her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London Her first venture into fiction was with crime stories Among her most popular characters was The Old Man in the Corner, who was featured in a series of twelve British movies from 1924, starring Rolf Leslie.Baroness Emmuska Orczy was born in Tarna rs, Hungary, as the only daughter of Baron Felix Orczy, a noted composer and conductor, and his wife Emma Her father was a friend of such composers as Wagner, Liszt, and Gounod Orczy moved with her parents from Budapest to Brussels and then to London, learning to speak English at the age of fifteen She was educated in convent schools in Brussels and Paris In London she studied at the West London School of Art Orczy married in 1894 Montague Barstow, whom she had met while studying at the Heatherby School of Art Together they started to produce book and magazine illustrations and published an edition of Hungarian folktales.Orczy s first detective stories appeared in magazines As a writer she became famous in 1903 with the stage version of the Scarlet Pimpernel

[Epub] The Scarlet Pimpernel  By Emmuska Orczy – Millionapartments.us
  • Kindle Edition
  • 204 pages
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Emmuska Orczy
  • English
  • 02 March 2018
  • 1576469239

10 thoughts on “The Scarlet Pimpernel

  1. Anne says:

    Here s my new and improved title for this book The Scarlet Pimpernel A Classic That Doesn t Suck Sweaty Balls. I can t usually make it through classic literature Does this make me a bad person I think not.There are manymanymany other things I do on a daily basis that make me a bad person, but not being able to force myself to read in my opinion outdated and overrated books is not one of them.There are other readers out there like me, I m sure of it And it s you guys that I m talking to Here s my new and improved title for this book The Scarlet Pimpernel A Classic That Doesn t Suck Sweaty Balls. I can t usually make it through classic literature Does this make me a bad person I think not.There are manymanymany ot...

  2. PirateSteve says:

    Odd s Fish Is this book an action adventure, a romance, historical fiction Baroness Orczy has provided us with all that Tis a fun romp, I say Had I known how much of this story was romance, I might not have read it but then I would have missed out on how good an all round story it really is.Baroness Orczy was a playwright and this book was adapted into a play or the play was adapted into the book I know not which was first It does have it s faults but still deserving of it s place in liter Odd s Fish Is this book an action adventure, a romance, historical fiction Baroness Orczy has provided us with all that Tis a fun romp, I say Had I known how much of this story was romance, I might not have read it but then I would have missed out on how good an all round story it really is.Baroness Orczy was a playwright and this book was adapted into a play or the play was adapted into the book I know not which was first It does have it s faults but still deserving of it s place in literary history Sir Percy Blakeney is an English dandy in ...

  3. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    I ve always had a thing for books that use the Scarlet Pimpernel trope the intelligent, capable person who hides behind a mask of inanity So Emma Orczy gets extra points from me for popularizing this secret identity plot device in her 1905 book The Scarlet Pimpernel.It s 1792, the early days of the French Revolution, and the Reign of Terror is at its peak thousands of French aristocrats, men, women and children, are sent to the guillotine, regardless of actual fault But a group of brave Engl I ve always had a thing for books that use the Scarlet Pimpernel trope the intelligent, capable person who hides behind a mask of inanity So Emma Orczy gets extra points from me for popularizing this secret identity plot device in her 1905 book The Scarlet Pimpernel.It s 1792, the early days of the French Revolution, and the Reign of Terror is at its peak thousands of French aristocrats, men, women and children, are sent to the guillotine, regardless of actual fault But a group of brave English noblemen, led by the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, are rescuing many of the condemned French aristocrat...

  4. Rowena says:

    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 The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness OrczyIt s been too long since I last enjoyed a classic novel and I was beginning to fear that I was falling out of love with my favourite genre Well, I found the remedy with The Scarlet Pimpernel What a lot of fun The French Revolution is one of my favour 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 The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness OrczyIt s been too long since I last enjoyed a classic novel and I was beginning to fear that I was falling out of love with my favourite genre Well, I found the remedy with The Scarlet Pimpernel What a lot of fun The French Revolution is one of my favourite periods of history to learn about despite the morbidity and the violence and cruelty It s shocking to be reminded of the fact that even children were guillotined It makes you wonder why on earth people felt the need to be so barbaric and unforgiving.Baroness Orczy also introduces us to one of the most interesting characters in literature, in my opinion, Sir Percival Blakeney, Bart., aka The Scarlet Pimpernel His character is an example of what I d call the Columbo effec...

  5. Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨ says:

    9 10 Ah, classic. How I had always imagined that the classics are only for those who are born, brought up, spoon fed in and potty trained in English and how wrong was I to think that they are out of the reach of people like me who had only subnormal command over the English language Among many other popular authors of the classic era,Emmuska Orczywas a name much bandied about for her magnum opus,The Scarlet Pimpernel, even during my school days I can t quite pinpoint th 9 10 Ah, classic. How I had always imagined that the classics are only for those who are born, brought up, spoon fed in and potty trained in English and how wrong was I to think that they are out of the reach of people like me who had only subnormal command over the English language Among many other popular authors of the classic era,Emmuska Orczywas a name much bandied about for her magnum opus,The Scarlet Pimpernel, even during my school days I can t quite pinpoint the exact reason why I...

  6. Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    If, like me, you watched the movietimes than you d care to admit when you were growing up or if, like me, you ve read all of Georgette Heyer s Regency romances and then some, you ll love this book It doesn t pretend to be anything extraordinary, it doesn t even offer a social commentary on the period in which it s set written by an aristocrat who is clearly on the side of the aristocrats, it s easy to see where her sympathies lie But it is a rollicking good ride, a fun adventure story If, like me, you watched the movietimes than you d care to admit when you were growing up or if, like me, you ve read all of Georgette Heyer s Regency romances and then some, you ll love this book It doesn t pretend to be anything extraordinary, it doesn t even offer a social commentary on the period in which it s set written by an aristocrat who is clearly on the side of the aristocrats, it s easy to see where her sympathies lie But it is a rollicking good ride, a fun adventure story, a very sweet and at times intense love story, and a daring, cunning dash into danger For sheer entertainment s sake, I loved it.Set in 1792 during the French Revolution when, if your history is a bit hazy, the French people rose up in revolt and began executing their wealthy aristocracy on Madame Guillotine including the Ki...

  7. Madeline says:

    Okay, I read this for exactly two reasons one, I thought this book was on The List it s not and two, the Scarlet Pimpernel is the inspiration for the Bruce Wayne Batman dichotomy and I am a giant dork For a book about a secret team of English nobleman working to rescue French nobles from the scary revolutionists who want them dead, this is a surprisingly unexciting book The pace is fast, and there s plenty of spying and blackmailing and races against time, but there isn t a single fistfigh Okay, I read this for exactly two reasons one, I thought this book was on The List it s not and two, the Scarlet Pimpernel is the inspiration for the Bruce Wayne Batman dichotomy and I am a giant dork For a book about a secret team of English nobleman working to rescue French nobles from the scary revolutionists who want them dead, this is a surprisingly unexciting book The pace is fast, and there s plenty of spying and blackmailing and races against time, but there isn t a single fistfight, swordfight, gunfight or slapping fight in the whole book There s sort of a chase scene at the end, but the pursued party is in a slow moving cart and the pursuer...

  8. Duane says:

    This novel is set in 1792 in England and France during the French Revolution s Reign of Terror In spite of the time and seriousness of these events, the novel doesn t take itself too seriously Baroness Orczy wasn t trying to be political or make a statement, she was just trying to write a good story What she wrote was a rollicking bit of a mystery adventure intrigue that was for me surpr...

  9. Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh says:

    Melodrama all the rage when this was written so be prepared, it s pretty silly A fast easy read you can whip off in no time that s a lot of fun Odd s fish but that Sir Percy is HIGHLY amusingThe foppish ways, the affected movements, the perpetual inane laughHigh intrigue will keep you turning those pages, and who can resist a guy named Pimpernel who runs around in various disguises rescuing people from having their heads lopped off Loved him forhis marvellous audacity, the boundless Melodrama all the rage when this was written so be prepared, it s pretty silly A fast easy read you can whip off in no time that s a ...

  10. Henry Avila says:

    When the guillotine dropped quickly, remorselessly, and often, there arose a mysterious Englishman, who crossed the channel, to rescue the French Aristocrats mostly innocent victims , he called himself, The Scarlet Pimpernel Named after a modest, British flower, this person organized a band of twenty high born men, he like the flower, was unpretentious Their daring deeds, thrilled the world, Antoine Fouquier Tinville, director of the French government, wants to capture these enemies Off When the guillotine dropped quickly, remorselessly, and often, there arose a mysterious Englishman, who crossed the channel, to rescue the French Aristocrats mostly innocent victims , he called himself, The Scarlet Pimpernel Named after a modest, British flower, this person organized a band of twenty high born men, he like the flower, was unpretentious Their daring deeds, thrilled the world, Antoine Fouquier Tinville, director of the French government, wants to capture these enemies Offers 5,000 francs, for the head, of the unknown leade...

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