Sir Percy Hits Back

Sir Percy Hits Back

by Baroness Orczy
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Sir Percy Hits Back by Baroness Orczy

For young and pretty Fleurette the revolution seems far away, until an aristocratic neighbouring family is threatened. Now, the dangers are all too real, and she is also accused of being a traitor. Can her father save her? Fleurette’s father is – ironically – Armand Chauvelin. For the first time the villainous agent is forced to ask his arch-enemy, the heroic Scarlet Pimpernel, for help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780755126804
Publisher: House of Stratus, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Series: Scarlet Pimpernel , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 298
File size: 968 KB

About the Author

Baroness Orczy was born in Hungary in 1865, the daughter of Baron Felix Orczy, a landed aristocrat and well-known composer and conductor. Orczy moved with her parents from Budapest to Brussels and Paris, where she was educated. She studied art in London and exhibited work in the Royal Academy. She married Montagu Barstow and together they worked as illustrators and jointly published an edition of Hungarian folk tales. Orczy became famous in 1905 with the publication of The Scarlet Pimpernel (originally a play co-written with her husband). Its background was the French Revolution and its swashbuckling hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, was to prove immensely popular. Sequel books followed and film and TV versions were later made. Orczy also wrote detective stories which still prove popular and are equally acclaimed within this genre. She died in 1947.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fleurette is a simple girl who delights in her fiancee, 'M'sieu Amédé', and her darling but eternally absent father Bibi. The revolution seems far away, until a neighboring aristocratic family is threatened. Suddenly, Fleurette is swept up in a power play which condemns her for a traitor. With his innocent daughter inextricably trapped by the system he had helped to create, Armand Chauvelin must turn to his bitter enemy, the Scarlet Pimpernel . . . Although I have not read very many of the sequels at this point (only four), this is by far my favorite. Orczy's Chauvelin is much more of a villain in the books than he has been in the films and the musicals. Sir Percy Hits Back is the first book, and perhaps the ONLY one, which allows Chauvelin to be a real, compassionate man with a personal life. His devotion to Fleurette is beautiful, and the novel really won my sympathy for a character who is often merely a dastardly and dangerous villain. One of the reasons I loved this book so much, was that it showed a completely different side of my favorite SP villain. Chauvelin is a man of many emotions and loves. Does he love Fleurette as much as the revolutionary cause? Baroness Orczy writes a story of a wonderful man unfortunately warped by obsession and revenge. It is only when the most precious person in his life is in danger, do we see a pitiful, scared side of a fabulously written villain. This book is highly recommended.