The Scarlet Pimpernel Illustrated

The Scarlet Pimpernel Illustrated
Author: Baroness Orczy
Publisher:
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2021-02-20
Genre:
ISBN:

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"he Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy, published in 1905. It was written after her stage play of the same title enjoyed a long run in London, having opened in Nottingham in 1903.The novel is set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title is the nom de guerre of its hero and protagonist, a chivalrous Englishman who rescues aristocrats before they are sent to the guillotine. Sir Percy Blakeney leads a double life: apparently nothing more than a wealthy fop, but in reality a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist. The band of gentlemen who assist him are the only ones who know of his secret identity. He is known by his symbol, a simple flower, the scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis). Marguerite Blakeney, his French wife, does not share his secret. She is approached by the new French envoy to England, Chauvelin, with a threat to her brother's life if she does not aid in the 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."

Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel
Author: Sally Dugan
Publisher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-04-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317176170

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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.

The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel

The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Author: Emmuska Orczy Orczy
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2023-10-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3387097697

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Reproduction of the original. The publishing house Megali specialises in reproducing historical works in large print to make reading easier for people with impaired vision.

The Elusive Pimpernel

The Elusive Pimpernel
Author: Baroness Orczy
Publisher: WordFire +ORM
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2022-06-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1680573721

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A novel of swashbuckling action in the series featuring the classic hero who saves innocents from the guillotine in Revolutionary France . . . “We seek him here! we seek him there! Those Frenchies seek him everywhere! Is he in heaven? Is he in hell? That demmed elusive Pimpernel?” Sir Percy thought he left his enemy vanquished, humiliated, and debased in Calais. Oh, how foolish he was. Now Chauvelin is bent on revenge . . . As punishment for letting the Scarlet Pimpernel escape the clutches of the French Republic, Chauvelin was demoted from the ranks of Robespierre’s trusted few. But he will have his day. Laying a trap for the wife of Sir Percy, Lady Marguerite, is only the first step. Can Sir Percy elude the blade of Madame Guillotine a second time, defend his honor as the Scarlet Pimpernel, and save his wife from a fate worse than death? Baroness Emma Orczy brings us the third thrilling installment in her iconic adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel, pitting Sir Percy against the wily Chauvelin once again in a battle of wit and cunning that stands between thousands of innocent lives and the ignominious bite of Madame Guillotine. Credited with the introduction of the “hero with a secret identity” trope, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his exploits have captured the imaginations of readers for over a century. The series housing the most historical accuracies of French Revolution-centric fiction of its time, it also inspired a stage play garnering over 2,000 performances in four years. Join the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel and dive into the rollicking adventures of the masked hero of the French Revolution!

The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel

The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Author: Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy
Publisher:
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1934
Genre: Blakeney, Percy, Sir (Fictitious character)
ISBN:

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Author: Baroness Orczy
Publisher: House of Stratus
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0755126521

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A group of titled Englishmen, under the leadership of a mysterious man, valiantly aid condemned aristocrats in their escape during the French Revolution. Their leader is the Scarlet Pimpernel – a man whose audacity and clever disguises foil the villainous agent Chauvelin. Who is he and can he keep one step ahead of the revolutionaries?

Across a Star-Swept Sea

Across a Star-Swept Sea
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013-10-15
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780062006165

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From Rampant and Ascendant author Diana Peterfreund comes this thrilling companion to For Darkness Shows the Stars. Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, Persis Blake's world is once again in the throes of rebellion. For Persis, her public life is that of a socialite, filled with parties and ball gowns. But while she seems to be a frivolous aristocrat, inside Persis beats the heart of a spy—the same heart that is falling for the enemy, Justen Helo. Persis's heart belongs to Justen, but before she can tell him the truth, she discovers he has a secret as well—one that could plunge their tropical paradise into another dark age. And Persis realizes she's not just risking her heart, she's risking the world she's sworn to protect. Across a Star-Swept Sea is a romantic, science-fictional reimagining of the classic The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican

Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican
Author: J. P. Gallagher
Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1968
Genre: World War, 1939-1945
ISBN:

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Story of Monsignor Hugh J. O'Flaherty and his underground rescue operation that led thousands of Allied POW's to safety before the eyes of the Nazis.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Author: Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1910
Genre: English fiction
ISBN:

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"Who is this man, this Scarlet Pimpernel?" Each day this question grew more pressing to the rulers of the French Revolution. Only this man and his band of followers threatened their total power. Only this maddeningly elusive figure defied the vast network of fanatics, informers, and secret agents that the Revolution spread out to catch its enemies. Some said this man of many disguises, endless ruses, and infinite daring was an exiled French nobleman, returned to wreak vengeance. Others said he was an English lord, seeking sheer adventure and supreme sport in playing the most dangerous game of all. But of only one thing could those who sought him be sure. They knew all too well the symbol of his presence, the blood-red flower known as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

I Will Repay

I Will Repay
Author: Emmuska Orczy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-07-16
Genre:
ISBN: 9781723094712

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I Will Repay was written by Baroness Emmuska Orczy and originally published in 1906, this is a sequel novel to the Scarlet Pimpernel. The second Pimpernel book written by Orczy, it comes chronologically third in the series, after Sir Percy Leads the Band and before The Elusive Pimpernel. The protagonist is a wealthy Parisian lawyer who is forced into a duel with a rich young wastrel ten years before the Revolution. The Revolution finds the same lawyer a well regarded deputy in the Assembly. He is a philanthropist and well loved, even by the Paris mob. Unbeknown to him, the young sister of the man he killed in the duel has sworn revenge on him.