THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (A MYSTERY THRILLER)

THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (A MYSTERY THRILLER)

by Baroness Emma Orczy
     
 

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THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.... follows the adventures of Sir Percy Blakeney as he seeks to help French aristocrats escape the guillotine during the French Revolution.

• This volume includes a “Detailed Biography” of our author, Baroness Emma Orczy.

Probably you have already read The Scarlet Pimpernel and so do not need… See more details below

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THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.... follows the adventures of Sir Percy Blakeney as he seeks to help French aristocrats escape the guillotine during the French Revolution.

• This volume includes a “Detailed Biography” of our author, Baroness Emma Orczy.

Probably you have already read The Scarlet Pimpernel and so do not need to be told that these are tales of an intrepid band of English gentlemen in the midst of the French Revolution. Led by the daring and elusive Pimpernel, they spend their leisure time in outwitting the Committee of Public Safety and rescuing aristocrats condemned to the guillotine.

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a classic novel, though it is hard to categorize. It is part romance, part adventure, part spy thriller, and part superhero fiction. All of these elements went into the pot and the resulting stew is extremely entertaining.

Sir Percy Blakeney seeks to help French aristocrats escape the guillotine during the French Revolution. Since official English policy forbids this, Blakeney adopts a masked identity as the Scarlet Pimpernel to remain anonymous. The French, of course, detest this interference in their affairs and set out to trap and kill the Pimpernel at all costs. As part of his effort to deflect suspicion from himself, he plays the fool in every day life and he does it well. His own wife considers him a useless fop... and that's where the story really gets interesting.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014095884
Publisher:
TLC BOOKS
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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