The Elusive Pimpernel [NOOK Book]

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On! ever on! in that wild, surging torrent; sowing the wind of anarchy, of terrorism, of lust of blood and hate, and reaping a hurricane of destruction and of horror.
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The Elusive Pimpernel

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On! ever on! in that wild, surging torrent; sowing the wind of anarchy, of terrorism, of lust of blood and hate, and reaping a hurricane of destruction and of horror.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412166560
  • Publisher: eBooksLib
  • Publication date: 4/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 768,061
  • File size: 303 KB

Table of Contents

1 Paris: 1793 1
2 A Retrospect 8
3 Ex-Ambassador Chauvelin 14
4 The Richmond Gala 24
5 Sir Percy and His Lady 35
6 For the Poor of Paris 41
7 Premonition 51
8 The Invitation 56
9 Demoiselle Candeille 60
10 Lady Blakeney's Rout 68
11 The Challenge 74
12 Time - Place - Conditions 84
13 Reflections 98
14 The Ruling Passion 102
15 Farewell 111
16 The Passport 118
17 Boulogne 124
18 No. 6 134
19 The Strength of the Weak 145
20 Triumph 151
21 Suspense 157
22 Not Death 162
23 The Hostage 175
24 Colleagues 187
25 The Unexpected 196
26 The Terms of the Bargain 207
27 The Decision 218
28 The Midnight Watch 221
29 The National Fete 230
30 The Procession 238
31 Final Dispositions 245
32 The Letter 253
33 The English Spy 261
34 The Angelus 269
35 Marguerite 275
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

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    I laughed throughout the whole story! I thought that it was so funny how the Scarlet Pimpernel acted. I've read practically the whole series of the Scarlet Pimpernel but none of them are as funny as this one. The whole series is well made, entertaining and fun, but not as funny as this one. Read it. You won't regret it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

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    This book is one of the best books i have ever read!!!!! It tells of the true devotion Sir Percy has for his wife. This is probably the best love story i have ever read. I would definately recommend this book to anyone who loves romance novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Very bad job of scanning.

    As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. And since these (I got 4 Pimpernel stories) were free, it understandable that the quality would be poor. I don't think anyone bothered to check to see what kind of text they were getting when the books were scanned. I read all of I Will Repay, but reading is hardly how I would describe it. One must literally translate the words because the OCR did not work. It is very worth the 99 cents to get a clean copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Love this book

    Really romantic

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Love Me Some Scarlet Pimpernel

    Very romantic and intriguing. I had no idea how in the world the Pimpernel was going to get out of the web that Chauvelin set up for him, but of course he always outwits the ex-ambassador. I enjoy the Scarlet Pimpernel adventures very much and think that Baroness Orczy had such a wonderful imagination.

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  • Posted June 15, 2009

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    A Well Crafted Adventure

    This is my second foray into Pimpernel literature. This is actually the third book chronologically. I'm not sure yet how episodic the story works out...this is evidently taking place after the first novel but I didn't feel like I missed out on anything by skipping the second book. It also didn't really feel like much would have been missed by skipping the first book (although the first did involve more character development of the core characters). I would recommend reading the first novel first, especially if you know nothing about the Pimpernel story, but I don't think it's vital.

    This Pimpernel adventure was a fun read and well worth reading. Orczy's writing style is fluid and easy to read and follow and her characters are vivid and interesting. The plot of this book was very intriguing. The Pimpernel is pitted against his enemy from the first novel, the French agent Chauvelin. Chauvelin has been given one final chance from Robespierre to catch the Pimpernell with the ultimatum that the world will either be rid of the Pimpernel or Chauvelin by the end of the adventure.

    The plot that Chauvelin comes up with to capture the Pimpernel is fairly diabolical and truly seems foolproof. It stands as evidence of Orczy's creative ingenuity and the fullness of her characters, especially as each intricate detail plays out. It exposes Chauvelin's arrogance and his prideful desire for personal and lasting vengeance. I was very satisfied with the machinations of the plot until I realized that the remaining pages were growing few and I began to anticipate a potentially dissatisfying ending.

    Upon finally reaching the climactic wrap up to the adventure, I admit to being somewhat disappointed in the way things played out. Though honestly, I expected an even worse ending based on how tightly she had tied the net around our hero. I saw little hope for an exciting and viable escape (and I doubt it's any spoiler to anyone that the hero had to escape). The solution provided wasn't entirely satisfactory in my mind, but it worked out well enough, especially considering the era in which the events took place.

    Before I wrap up this report, I want to comment on one of the things that this novel does that I especially enjoy. In many of the novels I've read, the central heroic character is very close to the reader. We are often either right on the shoulder or even within the head of our heroic protagonist. However, in the case of Pimpernel, Orczy plays with this concept and puts us inside the head of many of the peripheral characters, even some of the very minor characters, but never lets us truly get inside the mind of the titular hero. It reminds me vaguely of the way Conan Doyle keeps us from directly knowing the inner workings of Holmes' mind. In the same way, we find ourself aligned closely with Marguerite's fears and Chauvelin's scheming, but we never align ourselves directly with the heroic thoughts of the Pimpernel. This adds to the suspense in wondering just how he could possibly escape the tightly woven trap laid for him.

    I think I enjoyed this book better than the first Pimpernel story, but they were both a lot of fun. I hope to be able to track down more of them to read. They're a great bit of fun for any fan of historical adventure combined with a touch of humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2008

    AMAZING!!!!!!!

    This book is fantastic! The perfect sequel to THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL! It has everything the first book contained: adventure, romance, wit, and suspense. If you enjoyed THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL at all, you should rad this sequel containing the same characters.

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