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by Baroness Emmuska Orczy,Wanda McCaddon

eBook The Scarlet Pimpernel, with eBook (Tantor Unabridged Classics) ePub
Author: Baroness Emmuska Orczy,Wanda McCaddon
Language: English
ISBN: 1400142768
ISBN13: 978-1400142767
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Library - Unabridged CD edition (June 25, 2009)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865–1947) was a British novelist and playwright of Hungarian noble origin who is most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865–1947) was a British novelist and playwright of Hungarian noble origin who is most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers and has earned more than twenty-five Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She has also won a coveted Audie Award, and AudioFile has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.

baroness emmuska orczy. Duke Classics does not accept responsibility for loss suffered as a result of reliance upon the accuracy or currency of information contained in this book. The Scarlet Pimpernel. ISBN 978-1-62011-445-2. Chapter I - Paris: September, 1792. Chapter II - Dover: "The Fisherman's Rest". Chapter III - The Refugees. Chapter IV - The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Chapter V - Marguerite. Chapter VI - An Exquisite of '92.

The Scarlet Pimpernel is the best-known novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, a prolific author of popular fiction and plays. First published in 1905, it pioneered the tale of the masked avenger and paved the way for such future enigmatic swashbucklers as Zorro and the Lone Ranger. Repeatedly adapted for stage and screen-including as a successful Broadway musical-The Scarlet Pimpernel is a relevant and enormously entertaining tale of survival and pluck during times of widespread fear, hypocrisy, and corruption.

The Scarlet Pimpernel,with eBook (Tantor Unabridged Classics) . In the year 1792,Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite Blakeney are the darlings of British society-he is known as one of the wealthiest men in England and a dimwit; she i. . In the year 1792,Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite Blakeney are the darlings of British society-he is known as one of the wealthiest men in England and a dimwit; she is French.

The Scarlet Pimpernel, with eBook (Tantor Unabridged Classics). by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. ISBN 9781400162765 (978-1-4001-6276-5) Tantor Audio, 2009.

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.

Narrated by Wanda McCaddon. Books related to The Scarlet Pimpernel. The Elusive Pimpernel. The Riddle of the Sands.

Baroness Emmuska Orczy. The house was packed, both in the smart orchestra boxes and in the pit, as well as in the more plebeian balconies and galleries above. The house was packed, both in the smart orchestra boxes and in the pit, as well as in the more plebeian balconies and galleries above rtions of the house, whilst the fashionable women, the gaily-dressed and brilliant throng, spoke to the eye of those who cared but little for this "latest importation from Germany. The Laughing Cavalier, The Story of the Ancestor of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline. Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Lord Tony's Wife, An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel. A Bride of the Plains.

Complete and unabridged

Complete and unabridged. Penguin Classics: The Scarlet Pimpernel (9780140374544) by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. 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.

In the year 1792, Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite Blakeney are the darlings of British society-he is known as one of the wealthiest men in England and a dimwit; she is French, a stunning former actress, and "the cleverest woman in Europe"-and they find themselves at the center of a deadly political intrigue. The Reign of Terror controls France, and every day aristocrats in Paris fall victim to Madame la Guillotine. Only one man can rescue them-the Scarlet Pimpernel, a master of disguise who leaves a calling card bearing only a signature red flower. As the fascinating connection between the Blakeneys and this mysterious hero is revealed, they are forced to choose between love and loyalty in order to avoid the French agent Chauvelin, who relentlessly hunts the Scarlet Pimpernel.The Scarlet Pimpernel is the best-known novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, a prolific author of popular fiction and plays. First published in 1905, it pioneered the tale of the masked avenger and paved the way for such future enigmatic swashbucklers as Zorro and the Lone Ranger. Repeatedly adapted for stage and screen-including as a successful Broadway musical-The Scarlet Pimpernel is a relevant and enormously entertaining tale of survival and pluck during times of widespread fear, hypocrisy, and corruption.
Moogura
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.
I_LOVE_228
“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.
Avarm
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.
Frosha
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.
Najinn
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.
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