"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... read more
"The year is 1792. The French Revolution, driven to excess by its own triumph, has turned into a reign of terror. Daily, tumbrels 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... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
"The year is 1792. The French Revolution, driven to excess by its own triumph, has turned into a reign of terror. Daily, tumbrels 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 helpless 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 salons of London, from intrigue on a great English country estate to the final denouement on the cliffs of the French coast." ~ from back cover
“"A woman's heart is such a complex problem--the owner therof is often most incompetent to find the solution to this puzzle"”Lady Marguerite Blakeney
“"They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel."”
I. Paris: September, 1792
II. Dover: "The Fisherman's Rest"
III. The Refugees
IV. The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
VI. An Exquisite of '92
VII. The Secret Orchard
VIII. The Accredited Agent
IX. The Outrage
X. In The Opera Box
XI. Lord Grenville's Ball
XII. The Scrap of Paper
XIV. One O'clock Precisely!
XVIII. The Mysterious Device
XIX. The Scarlet Pimpernel
XX. The Friend
XXIV. The Death-Trap
XXV. The Eagle and The Fox
XXVI. The Jew
XXVII. On The Track
XXVIII. The Pere Blanchard's Hut
XXX. The Schooner
XXXI. The Escape
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