The Scarlet Pimpernel

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‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ is an adventure story in the grand style, as the ‘damned elusive Pimpernel’ and his intrepid colleagues take on the mighty forces of Revolutionary France.

ISBN: 9780241341339 Author: Orczy, Emmuska Orczy Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 7th June 2018 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:23) Pages: 272 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

‘Every step the Scarlet Pimpernel takes on French soil is fraught with danger’

The French Terror is raging, and few are safe from the threat of the guillotine. Sir Percy Blakeney, a foppish Englishman, decides to rescue imprisoned aristocrats before they can be executed. Showing great daring and aided by a band of brave comrades, he disguises himself as the formidable Scarlet Pimpernel. But will his beautiful French wife Marguerite unwittingly prove his downfall? Baroness Orczy’s swashbuckling 1905 novel set the standard for all future tales of masked avengers and was later adapted into a famous stage play and several film versions.

The Penguin English Library – collectable general readers’ editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

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