The Scarlet Pimpernel
Armed with only his wits and his cunning, one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men, women, and children from the deadly guillotine. His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel. But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him down.
Fantastic classic !
There is high intrigue! Daring do, a touch of courage and bravado, all mixed up in a pleasurable read. I recommend it.
I absolutely LOVE this book! It teaches sooo much french history!
I have gotten a countless amount of vocabulary from it and it IS understandable! (I'm only twelve and I can understand it!) Orczy
Has such a great description, and I adore the ever-mystifying fop Sir. Percy! I highly recommend the book although it will not make sense to teens under the age of probably 16 (because of the challenging vocabulary). overall, the scarlet pimpernel brings action, mystery, love, and history into a beloved classic.
LOVED this story
This book is wonderful!! It is wholesome, suspenseful in some parts, deep, has engaging characters, and the happiest ending i have read in a while. I don't know how to put this but reading many of Baroness Orczy's contemporary authors, a despairing, almost jaded outlook on life comes in through their satire. But her books seem inherently- hopeful. Yes they portray evil- but they portray goodness & faith as more powerful. I also loved that the main character is truly a gentle man- his strongest trait is his compassion. We need more people like that.
This book is decidedly a fun read- I got swept away in it. Emmuska Orczy could've been a detective, I just marvel at how her mind came up with this stuff. Its a crazy adventure story along with a beautiful romance & old friendships & saving peoples lives- & danger.
I found it very comforting & life affirming in the end. If you are having a hard time & have a day to spare (cause you're going to want to finish this book in one sitting!) and you just need to get away for a bit and have some good old suspenseful running around in the streets of paris fun, and you also might be in need of a little reassurance and beauty and goodness and a story that turns out happy in the end, then this is the book for you!! enjoy!