El Dorado by Emmuska Orczy [Scarlet Pimpernel #8] by Emmuska Orczy
An impossible but entertaining tale of love and adventure during the French Revolution. The "Scarlet Pimpernel" gay as ever rescues the dauphin from the Temple, is caught in the toils himself and finally rescues his own wife from the Committee of Safety.
Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (1865-1947) was a noted British writer and playwright of Hungarian descent. A childhood immigrant from Austria-Hungary, Orczy struggled as a young writer before finding modest success with her novel IN MARY'S REIGN. Her SCARLET PIMPERNEL novels secured her status as a major writer.