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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Dover Thrift)

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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Dover Thrift)

by Emmuska Orczy


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Timeless adventure recalls the terror following the French Revolution when hundreds were condemned to face the guillotine daily -- with their only hope a courageous leader who spirited aristocrats across the Channel to safety.


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. Size 0.56" H x 8.24" L x 6.4" W, 176 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780486421223
Author Emmuska Orczy
Age Group 13+
Book Type paperback

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