The Scarlet Pimpernel

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A thrilling tale of mystery and suspense set during the French Revolution, where a dashing English aristocrat risks his life to enter France and save innocents from the guillotine. Baroness Orczy's marvelously romantic tale of an English bonvivant, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his secretive plots to secure the escape of beleaguered French aristocrats from the clutches of "Madame la Guillotine".

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a secret society of English aristocrats who are determined to rescue their French counterparts from execution. Their leader is the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, whose name comes from the drawing of a red flower he uses to sign his messages.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 01: Paris: September, 1792

Chapter 02: Dover: "The Fisherman's Rest"

Chapter 03: The Refugees

Chapter 04: The League Of The Scarlet Pimpernel

Chapter 05: Marguerite

Chapter 06: An Exquisite Of '92

Chapter 07: The Secret Orchard

Chapter 08: The Accredited Agent

Chapter 09: The Outrage

Chapter 10: In The Opera Box

Chapter 11: Lord Grenville's Ball

Chapter 12: The Scrap Of Paper

Chapter 13: Either

Chapter 14: One O'Clock Precisely!

Chapter 15: Doubt

Chapter 16: Richmond

Chapter 17: Farewell

Chapter 18: The Mysterious Device

Chapter 19: The Scarlet Pimpernel

Chapter 20: The Friend

Chapter 21: Suspense

Chapter 22: Calais

Chapter 23: Hope

Chapter 24: The Death

Chapter 25: The Eagle And The Fox

Chapter 26: The Jew

Chapter 27: On The Track

Chapter 28: The Pere Blanchard's Hut

Chapter 29: Trapped

Chapter 30: The Schooner

Chapter 31: The Escape

Baroness Orczy

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (1865–1947) was a Hungarian aristocrat, raised in Britain.

Baroness Orczy was a novelist and painter, famed for her Scarlett Pimpernel series about an English aristocrat who donned a disguise to rescue French aristocrats threatened by the guillotine.

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