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Author: Emma Orczy
Publisher: Independently Published
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Size: 32.93 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 298
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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.

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Author: Emma Orczy
Publisher: Independently Published
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Size: 79.36 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 298
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The Scarlet Pimpernel is both a flower of five crimson petals and an English Lord named Percy Blakeney, who uses that code name in France to smuggle aristocrats and their families away to safety from the French Revolution and the guillotine, into England. The first novel The Scarlet Pimpernel is considered a classic of page, stage and screen, even though originally, the play and book were produced by the Hungarian Baroness Orczy and her British husband. Publishers wouldn't publish the book; the critics hated it, yet the public loved both the play and the book. The charming, crafty Pimpernel outwitting the the bloodthirsty principals of the Revolution was high entertainment. So, the Scarlet Pimpernel series of books and movies began.In this variant, instead of being independent and singlehandedly getting families and people out of France, the Scarlet Pimpernel has a league of English gentlemen he works with. The Scarlet Pimpernel is the head of the league, reporting to the Prince of Wales. He stays in France, switching between his many disguises and hideouts, finding aristos in need of export. The league works with him, helping fool the Committee for Safety in ingenious ways and smuggling people out of France.These books are a series of vignettes where the Scarlet Pimpernel goes against Chauvelin, the head of the Committee for Safety - which controls the guards, the spies, the jails, the Surete and the guillotine. Years have passed since the Revolution and the riots, but the guillotine is still active full time. The Pimpernel is a now almost more a legend than a man to the Committee of Paris. The Pimpernel has made fools of them, and yet he is like a ghost; making aristos disappear from prison, guarded rooms and from ambushes. He can't be human, yet it keeps happening. To Chauvelin, he is public enemy number one.In these eleven short stories, the Pimpernel is a combination of Sherlock Holmes, William Windham (his real life counterpart), John Steed and Michael Westin (without weapons). A master of disguise, strategy, tactics and human nature, he can bluff, confuse, misdirect and mislead the hordes of officials who are feverishly dreaming about his capture.

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Author: Baroness Emma Orczy
Publisher: Independently Published
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Size: 50.20 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 116
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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.

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Author: Emma Orczy
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Size: 12.32 MB
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Pages : 298
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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.

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Author: Baroness Emma Orczy
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The Scarlet Pimpernel is set in 1792, during the early stages of the French Revolution. Marguerite St. Just, a beautiful French actress, is the wife of wealthy English fop Sir Percy Blakeney, a baronet. Before their marriage, Marguerite took revenge upon the Marquis de St. Cyr, who had ordered her brother to be beaten for his romantic interest in the Marquis' daughter, with the unintended consequence of the Marquis and his sons being sent to the guillotine. When Percy found out, he became estranged from his wife. Marguerite, for her part, became disillusioned with Percy's shallow, dandyish lifestyle.Meanwhile, the "League of the Scarlet Pimpernel", a secret society of twenty English aristocrats, "one to command, and nineteen to obey", is engaged in rescuing their French counterparts from the daily executions of the Reign of Terror. Their leader, the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, takes his nickname from the small red flower he draws on his messages. Despite being the talk of London society, only his followers and possibly the Prince of Wales know the Pimpernel's true identity. Like many others, Marguerite is entranced by the Pimpernel's daring exploits.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 Blakeney, Baronet (ch.12)At a ball attended by the Blakeneys, a verse by Percy about the "elusive Pimpernel" makes the rounds and amuses the other guests. Meanwhile, Marguerite is blackmailed by Citizen Chauvelin, the wily new French envoy to England. Chauvelin's agents have stolen a letter proving her beloved brother Armand is in league with the Pimpernel. Chauvelin offers to trade Armand's life for her help against the Pimpernel. Contemptuous of her seemingly witless and unloving husband, Marguerite does not go to him for help or advice. Instead, she passes along information which enables Chauvelin to learn the Pimpernel's true identity.Later that night, Marguerite finally tells her husband of the terrible danger threatening her brother and pleads for his assistance. Percy promises to save him. After Percy unexpectedly leaves for France, Marguerite discovers to her horror (and simultaneous delight) that he is the Pimpernel. He had hidden behind the persona of a dull, slow-witted fop to deceive the world. He had not told Marguerite because of his worry that she might betray him, as she had the Marquis de St. Cyr. Desperate to save her husband, she decides to pursue Percy to France to warn him that Chauvelin knows his identity and his purpose. She persuades Sir Andrew Ffoulkes to accompany her, but because of the tide and the weather, neither they nor Chauvelin can leave immediately

The Scarlet Pimpernel By Baroness Emma Orczy Delphi Classics Illustrated

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Author: Baroness Emma Orczy
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1788779169
Size: 73.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Collected Works of Baroness Emma Orczy’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Orczy includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Orczy’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Adventures Of The Scarlet Pimpernel By Baroness Emma Orczy Delphi Classics Illustrated

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Author: Baroness Emma Orczy
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1788779185
Size: 79.40 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 237
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Collected Works of Baroness Emma Orczy’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Orczy includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Orczy’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

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Author: Baroness Emma Orczy
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1788779177
Size: 25.64 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 217
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Collected Works of Baroness Emma Orczy’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Orczy includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Orczy’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The League Of The Scarlet Pimpernel By Baroness Emma Orczy Unabridged

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Author: Emmuska Orczy
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ISBN: 9781973899280
Size: 29.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Languages : en
Pages : 246
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The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy Unabridged

The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Author: Baroness Orczy
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9350839296
Size: 49.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Languages : en
Pages : 128
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'The Scarlet Pimpernel' is a fantastic adventure play by Baroness Orczy set during the early stages of the French Revolution. In this play the protagonist has a secret identity behind which lies the heroic qualities of the main character. The play is fantastically plotted that drags its readers from the center of London society to a dark night on the coast of France. The book is so interesting that it barely lets us pause for breath. The original flavour of this classic has been carefully retained in this abridged version.

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Author: Baroness Orczy
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ISBN: 9781934169124
Size: 62.33 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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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"

Baroness Orczy S The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Author: Sally Dugan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317176162
Size: 49.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 314
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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.

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