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The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Author: Baroness Orczy Emmuska
This timeless novel of intrigue and romance is the adventure of one man's defiance in the face of authority. The rulers of the French Revolution are unable to discern the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, a man whose exploits are an embarrassment to the new regime. Is he an exiled French nobleman or an English lord? The only thing for certa...  more »
PBS Market Price: $6.59 or $2.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451527622
ISBN-10: 0451527623
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 288
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 1
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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Bravo! An exciting, clever, romantic, humorous book of finest quality. This is one I will be reading time and time again.
reviewed The Scarlet Pimpernel on + 20 more book reviews
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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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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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THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is a classic, partly because it is a precursor to the super-hero genre. Like Superman, our hero has his mild-mannered Clark Kent facade, which fools most people around him, including his young and pretty wife.

The Scarlet Pimpernel's heroics take place during the French Revolution, and he saves many people from blood-thirsty radicals---those who feel that 'The only good opponent is a dead one, and we might as well kill his wife and all his kids as long as we're at it.'

The pace of the writing style is a little slower than contemporary novels, but the Baroness still tells some darn good stories!
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