The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy
ISBN-10
Year 1935
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher ICON Group International
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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

The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Baroness Emmuska Orczy
ISBN-10 9781512466751
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher First Avenue Editions
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At the beginning of the French Revolution, a group of Englishmen form a secret society to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine. Their mysterious leader is the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel. London society relishes stories of his heroic deeds and hotly debates the question of his identity. Meanwhile, the new French envoy to England, Citizen Chauvelin, will stop at nothing to catch him. Then Marguerite St. Just, the beautiful French wife of English aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney, makes a startling discovery about the Scarlet Pimpernel's true identity. Marguerite must decide where her loyalties liewith her beloved brother in France, or with the dashing Pimpernel. Can she save them both? This is an unabridged version of the historical swashbuckling adventure by Hungarian-born British author Baroness Emmuska Orczy, and was first published in 1905.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel            Author Baroness Emma Orczy
ISBN-10
Year 2011-10-15
Pages 33
Language en
Publisher Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
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Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. In 1903, she and her husband wrote a play based on one of her short stories about an English aristocrat, Sir Percy Blakeney, Bart., who rescued French aristocrats from the French Revolution: The Scarlet Pimpernel. This theatrical success generated huge sales for the novel that followed. She went on to write over a dozen sequels featuring Sir Percy Blakeney, his family, and the other members of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, of which the first, I Will Repay (1906), was the most popular. The last Pimpernel book, Mam'zelle Guillotine, was published in 1940. None of her three subsequent plays matched the success of The Scarlet Pimpernel. She also wrote popular mystery fiction and many adventure romances. Her Lady Molly of Scotland Yard was an early example of a female detective as the main character. During the First World War, Baroness Orczy formed the Women of England's Active Service League, an unofficial organisation aimed at the recruitment of male volunteers for active service. Her aim was to enlist 100,000 women who would pledge "to persuade every man I know to offer his service to his country." Some 20,000 women joined her organisation.

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel Author Baroness Emma Orczy
ISBN-10 9781387147922
Year 2017-08-15
Pages 249
Language en
Publisher Midwest Journal Press (PublishDrive)
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The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, the book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney's exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The stories are set in 1793 but appear in no particular order. They occasionally refer to events in other books in the series. Sir Percy Explains Madeleine Lannoy, whose husband was killed at Versailles defending the Queen from the mob, has become a street dancer in the worst parts of Paris. She has taken on this guise in the hope of finding her only son who has been stolen by Citizen Jean Paul Marat, annoyed by her spurning his advances. All she knows is that her child "is to be reared up in the company of all that is most vile and most degraded in the disease-haunted slums of indigent Paris" and that if she doesn't find him soon he risks becoming a criminal or a drink-sodden reprobate at best. A Question of Passports Citizen Bibot of the Town Guard has command of the Porte Montmartre – the last commandant there, citizen Ferney, was guillotined for having allowed a whole batch of aristos to escape and find safety outside the walls of Paris. Citizen Marat arrives to warn Bibot to be watchful because the Pimpernel has promised to rescue the Duc and Duchesse de Montreux and their family, (who are on their way to the Conciergerie prison) that very evening, but Bibot is determined that the Scarlet Pimpernel will not get one over on him. Two Good Patriots Being the desposition of citizeness Fanny Roussell, who was brought up together with her husband, before the Tribunal of the Revolution on a charge of Treason – both being subsequently acquitted. The Old Scarecrow Nobody in the quartier could quite recollect when it was that citizen Lepine, the new public letter-writer first set up in business at the angle formed by the Quai des Augustins and the Rue Dauphine; but he certainly was there on the 28th day of February 1793, when Agnes, with eyes swollen with tears, a market basket on her arm and a look of dreary despair on her young face, turned that self same angle on her way to the Pont Neuf, and nearly fell over the rickety construction which sheltered him and his stock. Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orci (23 September 1865 – 12 November 1947), pen name as Baroness Orczy, was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright, and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel, the alter ego of Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who transforms into a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist, representing the original "hero with a secret identity". Opening in London's West End on 5 January 1905, The Scarlet Pimpernel became a favourite of British audiences. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. During World War I, Orczy formed the Women of England's Active Service League, an unofficial organisation aimed at the recruitment of female volunteers for active service.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Emmuska Orczy Orczy
ISBN-10 0786240121
Year 2002-04-01
Pages 437
Language en
Publisher
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Amid the chaos and confusion of revolutionary Paris, one man stands alone against terror and tyranny. That man is the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Baroness Orczy s The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Orczy s The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Sally Dugan
ISBN-10 9781317176169
Year 2016-04-15
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Since its publication in 1905, The Scarlet Pimpernel has experienced global success, not only as a novel but in theatrical and film adaptations. Sally Dugan charts the history of Baroness Orczy's elusive hero, from the novel's origins through its continuing afterlife, including postmodern appropriations of the myth. Drawing on archival research in Britain, the United States and Australia, her study shows for the first time how Orczy's nationalistic superhero was originally conceived as an anarchist Pole plotting against Tsarist Russia, rather than a counter-revolutionary Englishman. Dugan explores the unique blend of anarchy, myth and magic that emerged from the story's astonishing and complex beginnings and analyses the enduring elements of the legend. To his creator, the Pimpernel was not simply a swashbuckling hero but an English gentleman spreading English values among benighted savages. Dugan investigates the mystery of why this imperialist crusader has not only survived the decline of the meta-narratives surrounding his birth, but also continues to enthrall a multinational audience. Offering readers insights into the Pimpernel's appearances in print, in film and on the stage, Dugan provides a nuanced picture of the trope of the Scarlet Pimpernel and an explanation of the phenomenon's durability.

Eldorado

Eldorado Author Baroness Orczy
ISBN-10 9780755126569
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 422
Language en
Publisher House of Stratus
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Armand St Just, his beautiful sister Marguerite and her husband Sir Percy Blakeney are once again caught up in the turmoil of revolutionary France. And adventurer Baron de Batz enters the story. It is 1794 and Paris had remained a city of pleasure, with the knife of the guillotine dropping less frequently. But this could change ....

The Way Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Way Of The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Baroness Orczy
ISBN-10 9780755147809
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher House of Stratus
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The year is 1793, the darkest days of the French revolution, and little Charles-Leon is ill. He is recommended country air, but travel permits are needed – and impossible to come by. Josette, believes the Scarlet Pimpernel will come to their rescue. She sets forth into the Paris streets to look for him ...

The Adventures Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Adventures Of The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Baroness Orczy
ISBN-10 9780755126453
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher House of Stratus
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The Scarlet Pimpernel makes numerous and dangerous trips to rescue innocent people from the dreaded guillotine. This collection of short stories about the exploits of the Pimpernel is wonderfully entertaining, and transports the reader back to the French Revolution where clever disguises and narrow escapes abound!

The Triumph Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Triumph Of The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Baroness Orczy
ISBN-10 9780755147793
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher House of Stratus
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It is Paris, 1794, and Robespierre’s revolution is inflicting its reign of terror. The elusive Scarlet Pimpernel is still at large – so far. But the sinister agent Chauvelin has taken prisoner his darling Marguerite. Will she act as a decoy and draw the Scarlet Pimpernel to the enemy? And will our dashing hero evade capture?

El Dorado

El Dorado Author Baroness Orczy
ISBN-10 9780486122656
Year 2012-07-03
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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A popular sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel, this suspenseful story recounts the Pimpernel's attempts to rescue the Dauphin from imprisonment during the French Revolution. An irresistible blend of intrigue, period detail, and vibrant characterizations.

A Study Guide for Emmuska Orczy s The Scarlet Pimpernel

A Study Guide for Emmuska Orczy s  The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410357328
Year 2016-07-12
Pages 25
Language en
Publisher Gale Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Emmuska Orczy's "The Scarlet Pimpernel," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel Author Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness
ISBN-10 1541022092
Year 2016-12-09
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel is the name of a chivalrous Englishman, Sir Percy Blakeney, in the time of the Terrors in France, who, with his band of gentlemen, rescues aristocrats before they can be killed by the violent government in revolutionary France. A wealthy English fop, he is known by his symbol, a simple flower, the scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis). He succeeds by transforming himself into a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist in addition to the strict secrecy of the group's movements. His identity is secret to all but his men. Marguerite Blakeney, French wife of the wealthy English dandy, is approached by the new French envoy to England with a threat to her brother's life if she does not aid in his search for the Pimpernel. She aids him, and then discovers that the Pimpernel is also very dear to her. She sails to France to stop the envoy.