|Scarlet Pimpernel, the (1905) [Novel]|
by Emmuska Orczy
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The year is 1792. The French Revolution, driven to excess by its own triumph, has turned into a Reign of Terror. Daily, tumbrils roll over the cobbled streets of Paris bearing new victims to the insatiable Madame Guillotine. . .Thus the stage is set for one of the most enthralling novels of historical adventure ever written.
The mysterious figure known as the Scarlet Pimpernel, sworn to rescue hapless men, women, and children from their doom; his implacable foe, the French agent Chauvelin, relentlessly hunting him down; and the lovely Lady Marguerite Blakeney, a beautiful French exile married to an English lord and caught in a terrible conflict of loyalties—all play their parts in a suspenseful tale that ranges from the squalid slums of Paris to the aristocratic English country estate to final denouncement on the cliffs of the French coast.
Original title: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ France