The Scarlet Pimpernel   -     By: Baroness Orczy
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An irresistible blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense, this timeless historical adventure recalls the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution, when ruthless mobs ruled the streets of Paris and hundreds of royals were condemned to face the guillotine each day. The only hope of many was a courageous leader who spirited aristocrats across the Channel to England and safety. Known by the name of the wildflower he leaves as a calling card, the Pimpernel becomes the darling of the people and is particularly admired by Marguerite Blakeney, who scorns her foppish husband as ardently as she esteems this gallant hero. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Dover Publications
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.18 (inches)
ISBN: 0486421228
ISBN-13: 9780486421223
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Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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By 1792, the idealism of the French Revolution has degenerated into a Reign of Terror. Ruthless mobs rule the streets of Paris, and each day, hundreds of royalists are sacrificed to the guillotine, with hundreds more condemned to follow. Their only hope lies in rescue by the Scarlet Pimpernel, the daring leader of an English faction that spirits aristocrats across the Channel to safety. This historical adventure tale first appeared in 1905, but its irresistible blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense renders it timeless. Readers thrill to the gallantry of the Pimpernel, whose nom de guerre derives from the wildflower he employs as a calling card. A scourge to the French authorities, the Pimpernel is the darling of the people — particularly Marguerite Blakeney, who scorns her foppish husband, Sir Percy, as ardently as she admires the Pimpernel. The basis of a classic film, this ever-popular story has recently been adapted as a musical, to the delight of Broadway audiences.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 19, 2010
    pink
    i have to read this book for english class and wow. i love it! we only have to read like 4 chapters a week but i couldn't put it down! i finished the book and found it very sweet and well written. READ THIS BOOK!! it's amazing! i cried at chapter 16 and at the end.
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    September 13, 2007
    lisa
    I started to pre-read to try to narrow down a huge list of "must reads" for my children. I couldn't get past about page 35 it was so boring. Maybe if I would have suffered through longer. Interestingly though, as I was reading it, my husband walked by and said, "Yuck! Who has to read that book?" He had to read it in college and found it very boring and hard to get through.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 29, 2005
    Elizabeth M
    This is a MUST read for any serious Literature study. It fits well into your History study of the French Revolution. The story is full of adventure. Do not pass this up!
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