The Scarlet Pimpernel [NOOK Book]

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The Classic of Romance and Adventure! If you've never read <I>The Scarlet Pimpernel</I> by Baroness Orczy, buy this great book now! Move over Zorro and Dr. Syn--here is the first ever costumed-hero with a secret identity, the man who inspired them all, plus literature's most fiery, independent and alluring heroine. Sir Percy Blakeney is by day a witless fop interested only in clothes and gambling, by night the daring, courageous, elusive rescuer known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel. Marguerite St. ...
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Overview

The Classic of Romance and Adventure! If you've never read <I>The Scarlet Pimpernel</I> by Baroness Orczy, buy this great book now! Move over Zorro and Dr. Syn--here is the first ever costumed-hero with a secret identity, the man who inspired them all, plus literature's most fiery, independent and alluring heroine. Sir Percy Blakeney is by day a witless fop interested only in clothes and gambling, by night the daring, courageous, elusive rescuer known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel. Marguerite St. Just--after what one of them had done to her and her family, she had every reason to hate the aristos the Pimpernel rescued and every reason to betray him. Star-crossed lovers meet in the shadow of the guillotine in the midst of history's bloodiest frenzy, the French Revolution! Marguerite never dreamed that the man she once loved, her husband, the cowardly dandy, Sir Percy Blakeney, was the notorious Scarlet Pimpernel--not until the moment after she sprang the trap that would send him straight to the guillotine. As for the Pimpernel, he was growing more careless of his life everyday, believing the woman he loved above all others had sent his best friend to the guillotine! And the merciless secret police are closing in on both! Read it and then read the sequel, <I>The Elusive Pimpernel</I>, also a PageTurner from Renaissance EBooks. Both have informative introductions by Jean Marie Stine.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000078563
  • Publisher: Renaissance E Books
  • Publication date: 7/7/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 608 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    This was definitely one of my favorite books in the entire world. It was so amazing...the Scarlet Pimpernel is one of the greatest characters in literature. He's extremely clever and just all around amazing. The book was totally captivating- a mixture of action, suspense, and romance. Orczy touches into the horrible events of the French Revolution in a great story. It deserves nothing less than five stars.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2008

    The Scarlet PImpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel was an outstanding book. It was a thriller that left me wanting to read more. It had all of the key components to an excellent book in my opinion: a romance, a big twist, and a thrilling ending. The way the author was able to create ways in which the Scarlet Pimpernel infiltrated France and was able to escape dumbfounded me. What was even more shocking to me is how submissive the other 19 of the League were to him. it truly shows an intense battle of good over evil. The Scarlet Pimpernel is an excellent book for people of all ages.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2009

    Great Classic Read!

    I just finished reading this book, and I was very impressed. When
    I first started it, I thought it would have the usual classic novel stereotypes: hard to understand English and a plot that seems boring (to teens anyways..). I was definitely wrong! To me, this was one of those can't-put-down-until-I-finish books. The identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel is revealed at the end, but you pick up on subtle hints of who it is throughout the book (the surprise at the end is finding out if your suspicions are true). As a teen, I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a good read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    Outstanding

    I recently had to read this book for summer reading, and it was great. I assumed that it would be boring because it was a very old book. I found that the book was interesting throughout and I couldn't put it down. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a surprising book that keeps you guessing until you're done reading.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    good book

    For the most part this book was good. There were a couple of things i didnt like about it. One was the dialogue. Sometimes it would be hard to follow, especially when the characters had a thick accent. I also did not like how the Pimpernel's identity was revealed in the introduction. Although I did'nt like some parts, others were very interesting. One of these parts was when Lady Blakeley goes on a search for her husband, the Scarlet Pimpernel. She and Sir Andrew watched patiantly as Percy tricked Chauvelin twice in less than an hour. I found this part particularly funny.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    I liked it

    I am a High school student and I was required to read this book over the summer. It was a very interesting book and I'm glad I chose it. I will read this book many more times later on in my life, like I did with the Harry Potter series. I really enjoyed The Scarlet Pimpernel because it kept me interested with the suspense of what would happen next. I also enjoyed how the author introduced characters in unique ways. The ending for The Scarlet Pimpernel was by far the best part. Not only did it wrap up the story in a clever way but it demonstrated just how sly and quick-witted the Scarlet Pimpernel was.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    truly gripping novel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is a well written and interesting book. It is full of suspence romance and mystery. The book has rich vocabulary and one of the most interesting story lines I have ever read. It is truly gripping novel and makes the reader feal as if they are there. Not only is it capturing but it also makes you use your head by trying to figure out the great mystery of `who is the scarlet pimpernel?¿. Overall It was a great read and classic. I recommend it to all readers.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2007

    Amazing

    This was a required read when I was in high school. I loved it so much I would read ahead everynight--and then get in trouble with my teacher the next day...but I didn't care--it's amazing. I recommend this book to everyone!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book was not just good, it was AWESOME! The whole plot of the book was really good. It kept me reading. I would recommend this book as a good summer reading book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2007

    Awesome!!

    I started reading this book and thought it would turn out very boring.But after you kind of get passed some of the beginning it is awesome. I loved how the book just kind of flowed. It was pretty easy to picture the characters!! You truly don't know where or who the Scarlet Pimpernel is!!! If you're reading this than get the BOOK!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    They seek him here, they seek him there............

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is an amazing book. It has so many qualities that make an intriquing story, i.e. adventure, mystery and romance. Now let me give you fair warning, this extrodinary novel does begin rather slow. However, if you give it a chance, you won't be sorry. It transforms into a major page-turner and you find yourself engrossed in the story. I would reccomend this book to anyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    Sink me! What a marvelous book!

    I love this book. I think I have it almost all the way memorized. It is veddy veddy good. I give it 5,412 stars!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Hi

    This is an AMAZING book! One of my favorites and anyone who writes bad things about it read it backwards or upside-down! I wish I could give it 100,000,000....... stars! The movie is good too so buy this AND watch the movie!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Anonymous

    I love this book! I've been reading the whole series and I recommend this book to everyone. It's my absolute favorite, y'all! You wanna read a good book? I'd recommend this one definitely. The Scarlet Pimpernel rocks!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    old fashioned romance and intrigue

    this is one of the classics on my "must read list". even though you "know", it is still romantic and interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2009

    A very entertaining read

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was good entertainment and well-written. Some of the events departed a bit from reality but I didn't mind because the writing was so good. A good book when you want to escape for a little while.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2009

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    Thrilling

    A delightful adventure tale of one man taking on the blood-thirsty mass-mob of the French Revolution. A concise and highly readable thriller.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!

    This entreeging, romantic, and suspenseful tale that should be read by people my age agin and again. Orczy did a fantastic job. She made it to be about how good always triuphs over evil. In my opinion, i think the star of this book is none other than Margarrite. It's a wonderful book. Trust me. I know.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    The Scarlet Pimpernel kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. I could not put the book down! If it had not been for my parents, I would have read the entire book in one sitting! The Baroness writes exquistly well. I cannot wait to get a hold of more fantastic books from her!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    I really enjoyed this book! Yes, it did reveal the Scarlet Pimpernel's identity a little early, but the book contained an exciting plot. I also found the characters of Chauvelin and Sir Percy quite fascinating. The ingenuity of these characters make each of the sequels also a must-read. I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone who is looking for some adventure and romance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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