Book Reviews of The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Author: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
ISBN-13: 9781403709882
ISBN-10: 1403709882
Publication Date: 2/2005
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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5 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Dalmatian Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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I *love* this book -- it has everything you could want (in the paraphrased words of the grandfather in _The Princess Bride_, adventure, romance, swordfighting ... everything but the pirates!).
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The Scarlet Pimpernel is an amazing book, perhaps as amazing as the author's full name (Baroness Emmuska Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara Orczy!)If you want to get a good idea of this book, you need only read the first sentence before it draws you in: "A surging, seething murmuring crowd, of beings that are human only in nave, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate."
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a great classic and a must-read for everyone.
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I loved this book!!!
I loved everything about it, it is a totally awesome story, with great charactors, a wonderful read.
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Although it is a bit hard to understand in places, I thought this was a wonderful book, with plenty of action, suspense, mystery, and intrigue. There were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. I am definitely looking forward to reading more of the series.
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I had to read this book for school, and i ended up actually liking it. The beginning was a little boring, but once you got into it, it was very interesting.
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Bravo! An exciting, clever, romantic, humorous book of finest quality. This is one I will be reading time and time again.
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This is a classic tale of a brave man that uses ingenuity to fool the world about his pursuit of life-saving in a brutal and dangerous time. There's also romance and humour. A good read.
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Kind of biased because this is my favorite book of all time. Romance, murder, dashing hero, adventure!
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wonderful
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Illustrated Pocket Classics
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Annotation
In 1792, during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, an English aristocrat known to be an ineffectual fop is actually a master of disguises who, with a small band of dedicated friends, undertakes dangerous missions to save members of the French nobility from the guillotine.

From the Publisher
During the French Revolution's reign of terror, the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel rescues helpless men, women, and children from their doom in this unique, wonderfully colorful adventure classic.
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I'm sorry I didn't read this book earlier. After a moderate start, it really grew momentum and kept me up late a few nights. A solid story with good character development and a feel good ending.
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Baroness Orczy wrote a series of these books describing the adventures of an Englishman trying to resue the French from the horrors of thier French Revolution. Lord Blakeney and his band of Englishmen and lady Blakeney are likable characters and the historical backdrop to the books has been praised for it's accuracy to the details of the period. Throughly enjoyable adventure and a love story to boot. What more do you need?
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I absolutely LOVE this book. (I like the movie too!)
Most of the movie versions I have seen tell the story through they eyes of "him" (The Scarlet Pimpernel)
Interestingly, the book tells "her" side of the story. (Through the eyes of Margarite.)
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Since this is one of my favorite movies (the one with Jane Seymoure), I had to read the book. OK even PBS takes literary license in some spots. But the book was excellent. Not a hard read. And since the ending is different from the movie, well it was a bit of a surprise.
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An adventure classic.
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An exciting and romantic classic!
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This is one of my top 5 books of all time. I read it for the first time when I was a bright-eyed teenager in love with books. It brought me to tears. It also opened up my love for historical fiction. What's better than well-written, exciting fiction that also teaches you about history? A classic that not enough people know about! Set in the time of the French Revolution. FAN-TASTIC! I'm quite sure Hollywood will be making a remake of this book sometime in the near future! However, you will regret not reading this in its original format. It's also a great one to listen to via audio with the family!
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First book I ever read that was not an assignment. Loved reading ever since!!!

English aristocrat risking his life to save French noblemen from guiliotine.Very good read!!
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An intriguing story from the French Civil War. I loved watching the "smart" French being outsmarted by a "stupid" Englishman.
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This is an abridged, cartoon style of the book.
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This is one of my top 5 books of all time. I read it for the first time when I was a bright-eyed teenager in love with books. It brought me to tears. It also opened up my love for historical fiction. What's better than well-written, exciting fiction that also teaches you about history? A classic that not enough people know about! Set in the time of the French Revolution. FAN-TASTIC! I'm quite sure Hollywood will be making a remake of this book sometime in the near future! However, you will regret not reading this in its original format. It's also a great one to listen to via audio with the family!
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Loved it!
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The scarlet pimpernel is no longer but a blood red flower. It takes human form as a French nobleman whose head re-attaches itself to his body after the kiss of the guillotine. The English fear to be near it, and in the bloom of spring the countryside is impassable. Whatever are the merchants to do?
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Just want to warn potential readers of the extreme anti-semitism of the book. For about 10-20 pages a character is depicted as a supposedly "loathsome" jew. True, there are some qualifying factors to this characterization, which I can't reveal since they'd be plot spoilers. Nevertheless, this stuff is pretty ugly.
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It is set during the French Revolution which is actualy good, but I really didn't enjoyed this one as much as I have enjoyed the ones from Alexandre Dumas. It is swashbuckling thought, that's why I'm giving it 2 and 1/2 stars.
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Made into a movie with Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews.