The Elusive Pimpernel

Overview

Robespierre! Envied, reviled, and feared, he rules over all with cold-blooded savagery and merciless cruelty.

He oversees the ruthless destruction of his colleagues and comrades of the old Jacobin Clubs. Friends he has none, for he cares about no one but himself, and about nothing but his own exaltation -- and now he has hundreds of enemies in every assembly and club in Paris.

But nothing that transpires escapes him. His ferocious egoism, his ...

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Overview

Robespierre! Envied, reviled, and feared, he rules over all with cold-blooded savagery and merciless cruelty.

He oversees the ruthless destruction of his colleagues and comrades of the old Jacobin Clubs. Friends he has none, for he cares about no one but himself, and about nothing but his own exaltation -- and now he has hundreds of enemies in every assembly and club in Paris.

But nothing that transpires escapes him. His ferocious egoism, his unbounded ambition is even now calculating what advantages to himself might accrue from this idea of the new National Religion, and what personal aggrandizement he might gain by it. Yet what is this . . . written on this dirty piece of paper Robespierre has before him:

"We seek him here, and we seek him there,

Those Frenchies seek him everywhere!

Is he in heaven, is he in hell,

That demmed elusive Pimpernel?"

English novelist and playwright Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947) achieved enduring success with her novels of politics, intrigue and secret rebellion, including The Scarlet Pimpernel, set during the time of the French Revolution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606647967
  • Publisher: Aegypan
  • Publication date: 8/21/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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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