Book Review: The Scarlet Pimpernel By Baroness Emmuska Orczy
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / July 14, 2011

About: “The Scarlet Pimpernel” By Baroness Emmuska Orczy is a fictional story taking place during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution. This is the first, and most famous, in a series of novels about The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. 202 pages ISBN: 1456506897 My rating for The Scarlet Pimpernel – 4 Buy & Save on “The Scarlet Pimpernel” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon |Book Depos­i­tory US | Book Depos­i­tory UK Thoughts: “The Scarlet Pimpernel” (Fan Website) By Baroness Orczy (Bio & Works) is a relatively short book, however it is packed with intrigue and action. While I never read the book, I do remember seeing a black and white version of it when I was a child. Especially embedded in my memory is the catchy phrase: “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.” Two things struck me when I read the book – the main character and the author’s politics. As I found out when I re-read “Treasure Island” (book review), another childhood favorites, the story is not about Sir Percy Blakeney or his alter ego The Scarlet Pimpernel….

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