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Castles in the Air

Castles in the Air

by Baroness Emmuska Orczy


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Baroness Orczy was a Hungarian who moved to London. She became a novelist, painter, and playwright. Orcy's book the Scarlet Pimpernel is her best-known work. Hector Ratichon. "Heureux le peuple qui n'a pas d'histoire" is described by Orczy as follows. "Ratichon is an unblushing liar, thief, a forger--anything you will; his vanity is past belief, his scruples are non-existent. How he escaped a convict settlement it is difficult to imagine, and hard to realize that he died--presumably some years after the event recorded in the last chapter of his autobiography--a respected member of the community, honoured by that same society which should have raised a punitive hand against him." Ratichon served his country by tracking criminals, discovering conspiracies and denouncing traitors. His character is made likeable only by the humor that surrounds him.

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ISBN-13: 9781647991135
Publisher: Bibliotech Press
Publication date: 02/23/2020
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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