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The Scarlet Pimpernel
(Baroness Emmuska Orczy)

This swashbuckling master-of-disguise slips through the fingers of
Revolutionist leaders time and time again, rescuing would-be victims of
Madame Guillotine. He is the Scarlet Pimpernel. His calling card? The
seal of a simple red flower. His signature style? Hairbreadth escapes,
undetectable costumes, ingenious plots, and daring heroics.

Sir Percival Blakeney, Baronet. He is known to be fashion-crazy,
somewhat lazy, and perhaps a bit tetched in the head. Despite his
indolence and apparant lack of intelligence, he manages to woo and win
the lovely and acclaimed actress, Marguerite St.Just, former fiance of
the head of the Revolutionary guard, Citizen Chauvelin.

None would suspect that beneath Sir Percy's immaculate cravat, beat the
heart of a hero--that behind that imbecilic facade, lived one of the
greatest strategic minds of the decade. None . . . not even his beloved

She, too has her secrets. Few would suspect that she was being
blackmailed, at threat to her brother's life, to spy for the
Republic--in short, to catch the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Time is running short. The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel must rescue
the heir to the throne of France from the clutches of the Republic. But
Citizen Cheuvelin will stop at nothing to stop them in their tracks.

This book is a stunning blend of remarkable wit and gripping action.
Its twists and turns keep the reader guessing up until the last moment.
Its dialogue sparkles with pithy gems that startle you into laughing
out loud. A wonderful read.

It was brilliantly adapted for the screen in 1982 with stellar
performances by Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour, and made its
reappearance on Broadway in 1997 to rave reviews. Truly, over a century
after her pen left the paper, Baroness Orczy's genius lives on.

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