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The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy. Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orci, or Baroness Orczy as a pen name, was a Hungarian born-British novelist. It’s been too long since I last enjoyed a classic novel and I was beginning to fear that I was falling out of love with my favourite genre. Well, I found the remedy with The Scarlet Pimpernel. She wrote the Scarlet Pimpernel in 1905 and her main protagonist- Sir Percy Blakeney, who is a wealthy noble fop of an Englishman but also a skilled swordsman and brave rescuer of French nobles from the Terror, is often looked at as the first hero with a "secret identity".

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The Scarlet Pimpernel, romantic novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, produced as a play in 1903 and published in book form in 1905

The Scarlet Pimpernel, romantic novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, produced as a play in 1903 and published in book form in 1905. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Baroness Emmuska Orczy. chiefly remembered as author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, one of the greatest popular successes of the 20th century.

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orci (/ˈɔːrtsiː/; 23 September 1865 – 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist and playwright.

The Scarlet Pimpernel is considered one of the greatest adventure novels of all time. It is the first in a series of stories about Percy Blakeney, an Englishman in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, who lives a double life as an English aristocrat and a swashbuckling masked rescuer of French aristocrats from the guillotine. The Scarlet Pimpernel is the classic tale of action and adventure that literally invented the genre of the masked avenger.

Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy. My name is Ratichon - Hector Ratichon, at your service, and I make so bold as to say that not even my worst enemy would think of minimizing the value of my services to the State. This is another great book by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, the British-Hungarian novelist, creator of dozens of historical novels of the times of the French Revolution in the XVIII Century. She is best remembered for her main character, Sir Percy Blakeney, AKA The Scarlet Pimpernel, who rescued French aristocrats from the French Revolution.

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LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Read by Karen Savage  . I knew the name "Scarlet Pimpernel," but not the story or author. I really enjoyed the reader from Texas and her french accent, marvelous.

The classic story of Sir Percy Blakeney and his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel. A great adventure, set during the French Revolution.

Download M4B part 1(115MB). Download M4B part 2(101MB). The classic story of Sir Percy Blakeney and his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Summary by Karen Savage).

An enthralling novel of historical adventure unfolds as the enigmatic Scarlet Pimpernel swears to protect the innocent from the sinister reign of terror imposed by the leaders of the French Revolution.

Scarlet Pimpernel (Great Illustrated Classics) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0396086901

ISBN: 039608690X

Author: Emmuska Orczy Baroness Orczy

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Classics

Language: English

Publisher: Dodd Mead; Unabridged edition (August 1, 1985)

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FB2 size: 1940 kb

Rating: 4.9

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Mikarr
Call me a hopeless romantic, but, more decades ago than I care to admit, I was smitten with this book and the 1982 film adaptation of it. I home-school our daughter now, and she is the age I was (12) when first introduced to this book, so I decided to give it a re-read and let her enjoy it for her last week of school. As an adult, and a fairly no-nonsense one at that, I was happily surprised with how the story enchanted me once more, and my daughter could not put it down, either. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, the hero (a mysterious character known only as "The Scarlet Pimpernel") daringly uses various disguises and other strategies to rescue aristocrats otherwise destined for Madame Guillotine. The book is full of intrigues and wranglings with questions like whether or not one life would be more valuable than another if it comes down to a choice. It has inspired plenty of good discussions in our home about the French Revolution, what it means to behave in a noble manner, and "what would you do" if you were in the position of Marguerite, a woman who must choose between the life of her beloved brother and the life of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The villain of the story, Chauvelin, tragically plays too close to the reality one can see around the world today...someone supposedly driven by ideals that seem noble in the abstract but show themselves to be nothing more than a sorry excuse to commit evil atrocities and violence in reality. Not only are we challenged to peek behind the mask to discover the identity of The Scarlet Pimpernel, but we are challenged to peek behind the mask of virtuous ideas used to cover the reality of extremism and hate. The story is old-fashioned in its sensibilities, so if you have no tolerance for that, you will not enjoy the adventure. Like any good story, it is very entertaining and goes down easily, but it has some treasured solid nuggets to ponder for those so inclined. It was a breath of fresh air for me to re-visit this fun but solid read, which promotes virtues like courage and self-control--the promotion of which I generally observe to be lacking in most popular entertainment today.
Mikarr
Call me a hopeless romantic, but, more decades ago than I care to admit, I was smitten with this book and the 1982 film adaptation of it. I home-school our daughter now, and she is the age I was (12) when first introduced to this book, so I decided to give it a re-read and let her enjoy it for her last week of school. As an adult, and a fairly no-nonsense one at that, I was happily surprised with how the story enchanted me once more, and my daughter could not put it down, either. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, the hero (a mysterious character known only as "The Scarlet Pimpernel") daringly uses various disguises and other strategies to rescue aristocrats otherwise destined for Madame Guillotine. The book is full of intrigues and wranglings with questions like whether or not one life would be more valuable than another if it comes down to a choice. It has inspired plenty of good discussions in our home about the French Revolution, what it means to behave in a noble manner, and "what would you do" if you were in the position of Marguerite, a woman who must choose between the life of her beloved brother and the life of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The villain of the story, Chauvelin, tragically plays too close to the reality one can see around the world today...someone supposedly driven by ideals that seem noble in the abstract but show themselves to be nothing more than a sorry excuse to commit evil atrocities and violence in reality. Not only are we challenged to peek behind the mask to discover the identity of The Scarlet Pimpernel, but we are challenged to peek behind the mask of virtuous ideas used to cover the reality of extremism and hate. The story is old-fashioned in its sensibilities, so if you have no tolerance for that, you will not enjoy the adventure. Like any good story, it is very entertaining and goes down easily, but it has some treasured solid nuggets to ponder for those so inclined. It was a breath of fresh air for me to re-visit this fun but solid read, which promotes virtues like courage and self-control--the promotion of which I generally observe to be lacking in most popular entertainment today.
Kulalbine
“The Scarlett Pimpernel” is an exciting historical fiction tale set in the Fall of 1792 during the French Revolution. The timing is not quite historically accurate, but the general theme falls within the “Reign of Terror” when the French people ousted their king, and brought ‘justice’ to thousands of aristocrats by way of the guillotine.

The book was a little slow to get started while it spent time introducing the main characters in the story. There is a bit of a mystery as to the identity of The Scarlett Pimpernel, although it doesn’t take long to figure it out. From there, we learn about the daring exploits of 20 Englishmen noblemen – 19 followers and one mysterious leader – who set about the task of saving people from the guillotine by sneaking them out of France by any means possible. The mysterious leader, The Scarlett Pimpernel, gets his name from a piece of paper left behind whenever his band rescues someone, as the paper bears a small red flower found in England among other countries.

I enjoyed the book, as it lauded the efforts of men who did not stand idly by while others were in need. I also enjoyed the tension the author developed around Marguerite St. Just, a beautiful French actress, who married an English nobleman. Much of the story is told from her perspective to include events on in both France and England.
Kulalbine
“The Scarlett Pimpernel” is an exciting historical fiction tale set in the Fall of 1792 during the French Revolution. The timing is not quite historically accurate, but the general theme falls within the “Reign of Terror” when the French people ousted their king, and brought ‘justice’ to thousands of aristocrats by way of the guillotine.

The book was a little slow to get started while it spent time introducing the main characters in the story. There is a bit of a mystery as to the identity of The Scarlett Pimpernel, although it doesn’t take long to figure it out. From there, we learn about the daring exploits of 20 Englishmen noblemen – 19 followers and one mysterious leader – who set about the task of saving people from the guillotine by sneaking them out of France by any means possible. The mysterious leader, The Scarlett Pimpernel, gets his name from a piece of paper left behind whenever his band rescues someone, as the paper bears a small red flower found in England among other countries.

I enjoyed the book, as it lauded the efforts of men who did not stand idly by while others were in need. I also enjoyed the tension the author developed around Marguerite St. Just, a beautiful French actress, who married an English nobleman. Much of the story is told from her perspective to include events on in both France and England.
Manemanu
The original has to be one of my all-time favorite tales, the first character in history to have a "secret identity". I bought this volume to read the sequels, but of course you must begin with the first, because several of the characters are revisited and there is added depth to them based on what they went through. I would say they go in descending order of excellence, like a gentle glide-path of enjoyment: "Scarlet Pimpernel" is a must-read, "I Will Repay" has some excellent exchanges and another terrific dilemma to negotiate, and "The Elusive Pimpernel" is merely a very good and readable yarn.
Get it, read it. You will not be disappointed if you have any romanticism and love of adventure in your heart.
Manemanu
The original has to be one of my all-time favorite tales, the first character in history to have a "secret identity". I bought this volume to read the sequels, but of course you must begin with the first, because several of the characters are revisited and there is added depth to them based on what they went through. I would say they go in descending order of excellence, like a gentle glide-path of enjoyment: "Scarlet Pimpernel" is a must-read, "I Will Repay" has some excellent exchanges and another terrific dilemma to negotiate, and "The Elusive Pimpernel" is merely a very good and readable yarn.
Get it, read it. You will not be disappointed if you have any romanticism and love of adventure in your heart.
Drelahuginn
I’m always looking for great novels in historical settings to jack my middle schoolers up about history. Each time I read the masterfully-written The Scarlet Pimpernel, I see a new layer of genius in author Baronness Orczy. But would 12-year-olds be able to wade through the challenging vocabulary of one of my all-time favorite books? Could they catch the subtleties of the relational subplot in this fast-paced adventure novel?

Yes and yes. Once introduced to the enigmatic hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, who uses his wits and a series of unique disguises to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine, my students were, like me, hooked.

And what’s not to love? A broad pallet of well-developed characters, a classic, good-versus-evil mission, the pain of human weakness, and a subtle smattering of pleasing irony are satisfying at any age. With some well-chosen guide questions, this age group was able to unravel some of the causes and issues inherent in the French Revolution, explore themes such as deception, heroism, and the destructive nature of pride in relationships, and learn from the author’s use of setting and pace to advance her plot lines. As for the vocabulary, they washed it right down with a healthy dose of good, plain fun.
Drelahuginn
I’m always looking for great novels in historical settings to jack my middle schoolers up about history. Each time I read the masterfully-written The Scarlet Pimpernel, I see a new layer of genius in author Baronness Orczy. But would 12-year-olds be able to wade through the challenging vocabulary of one of my all-time favorite books? Could they catch the subtleties of the relational subplot in this fast-paced adventure novel?

Yes and yes. Once introduced to the enigmatic hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel, who uses his wits and a series of unique disguises to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine, my students were, like me, hooked.

And what’s not to love? A broad pallet of well-developed characters, a classic, good-versus-evil mission, the pain of human weakness, and a subtle smattering of pleasing irony are satisfying at any age. With some well-chosen guide questions, this age group was able to unravel some of the causes and issues inherent in the French Revolution, explore themes such as deception, heroism, and the destructive nature of pride in relationships, and learn from the author’s use of setting and pace to advance her plot lines. As for the vocabulary, they washed it right down with a healthy dose of good, plain fun.
invasion
My son had this as a summer reading assignment. He whined so much I said I would also read it, it couldn't be that bad! It does have a bit of a slow start, but I enjoyed the story and was sad when it ended. I can see how a sequel would be warranted, I wanted to find out what happened next! I would suggest some kind of French Revolution for Dummies* if you aren't familiar with the events of the French Revolution. The book does explain a bit, but I found I enjoyed it more with the added knowledge.

*History in a Hurry: French Revolution by John Farman" was what I read to supplement my lack of knowledge.
invasion
My son had this as a summer reading assignment. He whined so much I said I would also read it, it couldn't be that bad! It does have a bit of a slow start, but I enjoyed the story and was sad when it ended. I can see how a sequel would be warranted, I wanted to find out what happened next! I would suggest some kind of French Revolution for Dummies* if you aren't familiar with the events of the French Revolution. The book does explain a bit, but I found I enjoyed it more with the added knowledge.

*History in a Hurry: French Revolution by John Farman" was what I read to supplement my lack of knowledge.