The Scarlet Pimpernel (Dodo Press)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Dodo Press)

By Emmuska Orczy
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When Baroness Emmuska Orczy wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905), little did she know she was creating the super hero genre. Who is the elusive and mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel? A master of clever disguises, stealth and elegant escapes -- skills that he uses to rescue doomed French aristocrats from the guillotine during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. His signature -- a tiny scarlet flower. The Pimpernel's true identity is unknown except to a small group of co-conspirators who work with him and together comprise the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Not even his wife, the beautiful Lady Marguerite Blakeney, knows that the man she is married to, an effete fop and dull-witted British dandy Sir Percy Blakeney, is a secret hero who risks his life on a daily basis in order to save countless others. A vibrant adventure awaits the reader -- heart-pounding narrow escapes, clever repartee and dashing wit, true love thwarted and redeemed, a relentless agent of the French Republican Government who makes it his personal goal to capture and destroy the Scarlet Pimpernel, and of course Percy's immortal "bon mot" that makes the social rounds in England and 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." Book One of "The Scarlet Pimpernel Series"

Table of Contents
  • THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
  • THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
    • CHAPTER I PARIS: SEPTEMBER, 1792
    • CHAPTER II DOVER: "THE FISHERMAN'S REST"
    • CHAPTER III THE REFUGEES
    • CHAPTER IV THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
    • CHAPTER V MARGUERITE
    • CHAPTER VI AN EXQUISITE OF '92
    • CHAPTER VII THE SECRET ORCHARD
    • CHAPTER VIII THE ACCREDITED AGENT
    • CHAPTER IX THE OUTRAGE
    • CHAPTER X IN THE OPERA BOX
    • CHAPTER XI LORD GRENVILLE'S BALL
    • CHAPTER XII THE SCRAP OF PAPER
    • CHAPTER XIII EITHER—OR?
    • CHAPTER XIV ONE O'CLOCK PRECISELY!
    • CHAPTER XV DOUBT
    • CHAPTER XVI RICHMOND
    • CHAPTER XVII FAREWELL
    • CHAPTER XVIII THE MYSTERIOUS DEVICE
    • CHAPTER XIX THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
    • CHAPTER XX THE FRIEND
    • CHAPTER XXI SUSPENSE
    • CHAPTER XXII CALAIS
    • CHAPTER XXIII HOPE
    • CHAPTER XXIV THE DEATH-TRAP
    • CHAPTER XXV THE EAGLE AND THE FOX
    • CHAPTER XXVI THE JEW
    • CHAPTER XXVII ON THE TRACK
    • CHAPTER XXVIII THE PERE BLANCHARD'S HUT
    • CHAPTER XXIX TRAPPED
    • CHAPTER XXX THE SCHOONER
    • CHAPTER XXXI THE ESCAPE
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