Author: Emma Orczy Genre: Fiction Publisher: e-artnow ISBN: 9788027245970 Book Pages: 431 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This action-packed adventure edition tells the story of the heroic Sir Percy Blakeney and his friends and helpers, especially their exploits in rescuing various aristocrats and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel: Sir Percy Explains A Question of Passports Two Good Patriots The Old Scarecrow A Fine Bit of Work How Jean-Pierre Met the Scarlet Pimpernel Out of the Jaws of Death The Traitor The Cabaret de la Liberté Needs Must Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel: Fie, Sir Percy! The Principal Witness The Stranger from Paris Fly-By-Night The Lure of the Old Chateau In the Tiger's Den The Little Doctor The Chief's Way
Volume Two containing two adventures: The 'Elusive Pimpernel' & ' Eldorado' Sir Percy Blakeney is not to be taken too seriously. In late 18th century England he is little more than a man given to trivial pleasures, an aristocratic and wealthy fop, unconcerned with politics or events on the other side of the English Channel where the France of the Bourbons has been violently swept away by the zealots of revolution. What is it to Sir Percy that the 'Reign of Terror' has cast its shadow over all of France, or that the heads of innocents fall daily into the baskets of the guillotines of the Convention? Nothing? Well no, for Sir Percy is leading a double life with a dangerous secret identity. He is in reality the complete opposite of his apparently 'true' self. He is 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', an expert swordsman, a master of disguise, a dare-devil, quick-thinking escape artist and, together with his band of like-minded adventurers, a man on a mission to rescue those unjustly condemned to die. So successful is he in this endeavour that soon 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' is famous as an heroic defender of the weak and oppressed, and notorious as an opponent of the officers and agents of the revolution (including the dastardly Citizen Chauvelin) who are determined, at all costs, to bring him to account on the 'national razor'. They seek him here, there and everywhere but catching 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' is quite another matter! In creating this fictional hero, Baroness Orczy (1865-1947) has given her readership a thrilling character in a unique series of historical, action-packed romps whose popularity is destined to endure. All the 'Scarlet Pimpernel' adventures have been gathered together by Leonaur in a coordinated collection of good value volumes. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
Author: Emma Orczy Genre: Publisher: Independently Published ISBN: 1072912813 Book Pages: 810 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel has disguised themselves as a group of shabby second-rate musicians, in order to save an innocent family from death. But Citizen Chauvelin is hot on their heels, and still looking for revenge against his bitter enemy. The Pimpernel's plans are, however, complicated by betrayal of a trusted League member. Can the Pimpernel save the innocent family? Will Chauvelin have his revenge at last? Can Sir Percy escape death and dismay after treachery and betrayal?
Author: Baroness Orczy Genre: Fiction Publisher: House of Stratus ISBN: 9780755111152 Book Pages: 238 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
More adventures amongst the terrors of revolutionary France. No one has uncovered the identity of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel - no one except his wife Marguerite and his arch-enemy, citizen Chauvelin. Sir Percy Blakeney is still at large however, evading capture...
Author: Emmuska Orczy Genre: Fiction Publisher: 1st World Publishing ISBN: 1421801094 Book Pages: 368 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
A treat for all those who thrilled to the romantic adventures of Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. In the author's rarely reprinted sequel, The Elusive Pimpernel, this star-crossed duo return to once again risk the shadow of the guillotine as they do battle with their greatest nemesis, Chauvelin. "Is he in heaven or is he in hell, that demmed, elusive Pimpernel."
Author: Baroness Orczy Genre: Fiction Publisher: House of Stratus ISBN: 9780755126460 Book Pages: 270 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The Scarlet Pimpernel makes numerous and dangerous trips to rescue innocent people from the dreaded guillotine. This collection of short stories about the exploits of the Pimpernel is wonderfully entertaining, and transports the reader back to the French Revolution where clever disguises and narrow escapes abound!
Author: Baroness Orczy Genre: Publisher: Independently Published ISBN: 9798732026030 Book Pages: 318 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
"The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy, published in 1905. It was written after her stage play of the same title enjoyed a long run in London, having opened in Nottingham in 1903.The novel is set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title is the nom de guerre of its hero and protagonist, a chivalrous Englishman who rescues aristocrats before they are sent to the guillotine. Sir Percy Blakeney leads a double life: apparently nothing more than a wealthy fop, but in reality a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist. The band of gentlemen who assist him are the only ones who know of his secret identity. He is known by his symbol, a simple flower, the scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis). Marguerite Blakeney, his French wife, does not share his secret. She is approached by the new French envoy to England, Chauvelin, with a threat to her brother's life if she does not aid in the search for the Pimpernel. She aids him, and then discovers that the Pimpernel is also very dear to her. She sails to France to stop the envoy."
Author: Baroness Orczy Genre: France Publisher: Troll Communications ISBN: 0816704589 Book Pages: 318 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The first and most successful in the Baroness's series of books that feature Percy Blakeney, who leads a double life as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of aristocrats, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" was the blueprint for what became known as the masked-avenger genre. As Anne Perry writes in her Introduction, the novel "has almost reached its first centenary, and it is as vivid and appealing as ever because the plotting is perfect. It is a classic example of how to construct, pace, and conclude a plot. . . . To rise on the crest of laughter without capsizing, to survive being written, rewritten, and reinterpreted by each generation, is the mark of a plot that is timeless and universal, even though it happens to be set in England and France of 1792."