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El Dorado
     

El Dorado

by Baroness Orczy
 

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In Paris, that city of poets and soldiers, the blood-stained walls still echo with cries of horror from the massacres of the Revolution. And now a new threat hangs over the great city: for the Committee of General Security has just acquired full powers to invade private homes, to act at will against the "enemies of public welfare" -- and to interrogate them

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In Paris, that city of poets and soldiers, the blood-stained walls still echo with cries of horror from the massacres of the Revolution. And now a new threat hangs over the great city: for the Committee of General Security has just acquired full powers to invade private homes, to act at will against the "enemies of public welfare" -- and to interrogate them without witnesses. This new law, Robespierre's latest whim, is no less than a ruse to "beat up game" for the thirsty guillotine!

News soon reaches the ears of that champion of the helpless and the innocent, the mysterious and ingenious Englishman known in France only as . . . the Scarlet Pimpernel.

English novelist and playwright Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947) achieved enduring success with her novels of politics, intrigue and underground resistance, including El Dorado, set during the French Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606647301
Publisher:
Aegypan
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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