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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [1992]
Series: Bantam classic
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first and most successful in the Baroness's series of books that feature Percy Blakeney, who leads a double life as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of aristocrats, The Scarlet Pimpernel was the blueprint for what became known as the masked-avenger genre. As Anne Perry writes in her Introduction, the novel "has almost reached its first centenary, and it is as vivid and appealing as ever because the  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness
ISBN: 0553214020 9780553214024
OCLC Number: 25516364
Notes: Originally published: [New York?] : G.P. Putnam, 1905.
Description: 264 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Paris: September, 1792 --
Dover: "The fisherman's rest" --
Refugees --
League of the Scarlet Pimpernel --
Marguerite --
Exquisite of '92 --
Secret orchard --
Accredited agent --
Outrage --
Opera box --
Grenville's ball --
Scrap of paper --
Either--or? --
One o'clock precisely! --
Doubt --
Richmond --
Farewell --
Mysterious device --
Scarlet Pimpernel --
Friend --
Suspense --
Calais --
Hope --
Death-trap --
Eagle and the fox --
Jew --
On the track --
Pere Blanchard's hut --
Trapped --
Schooner --
Escape.
Series Title: Bantam classic
Responsibility: by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.

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The first and most successful in the Baroness's series of books that feature Percy Blakeney, who leads a double life as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of aristocrats, The Scarlet Pimpernel was the blueprint for what became known as the masked-avenger genre. As Anne Perry writes in her Introduction, the novel "has almost reached its first centenary, and it is as vivid and appealing as ever because the plotting is perfect. It is a classic example of how to construct, pace, and conclude a plot. ... To rise on the crest of laughter without capsizing, to survive being written, rewritten, and reinterpreted by each generation, is the mark of a plot that is timeless and universal, even though it happens to be set in England and France of 1792."

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