ISBN 9780553214024,The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel



Random House

Publication Year 1992

ISBN 9780553214024

ISBN-10 0553214020


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)


A Wealthy Man Takes On The Moniker Of The Scarlet Pimpernel To Free Those Condemned To The Guillotine During The Height Of The French Revolution. This Novel, By Barosess Emmuska Orczy Is Considered To Be The Definitive Work Of Vigilante Chivalry And Derring-Do.

Summary Of The Book

The French Revolution Led To The Deaths Of Hundreds Of People. Nobles Were Condemned To The Guillotine, Beheaded In Public. Marguerite St. Just, A Beautiful French Actress, Is About To Be Married To Sir Percy Blakeney. Sir Percy Is A Baronet With A Reputation For Being A Bumbling Oaf. Mild-Mannered And Clumsy, He Is Considered To Be A Boring Gentleman. The Actress Wishes Her Fiance Were Someone Of Daring, Like The Vigilante Who Is Smuggling The Condemned Out Of The Country And Into Britain. He Leads The League Of The Scarlet Pimpernel, And He Is Considered To Be A Hero. She Pines For This Mysterious Man, But Little Does She Know The Truth. The Scarlet Pimpernel Is A Man That Society Thinks A Clumsy Oaf, Just Like He Wants Them To. After All, What Is Better To Hide A Secret Identity Than A Changed Demeanour And Some Well-Timed Antics Of Clumsiness?