The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Orczy

Book Description

"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy is a historical adventure novel set during the French Revolution. Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy Englishman, leads a secret double life as the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel. Operating in disguise, he rescues French aristocrats from the guillotine and helps them escape to safety in England. His cunning and resourcefulness confound the French authorities, particularly the cunning Chauvelin, who is determined to capture the mysterious hero. Sir Percy's wife, Marguerite, is initially unaware of her husband's alter ego and becomes entangled in a web of intrigue. As the plot unfolds, Marguerite discovers Sir Percy's secret, adding tension to their relationship. The story is a thrilling tale of espionage, romance, and sacrifice as the Scarlet Pimpernel risks everything to save innocent lives. Orczy's novel explores themes of loyalty, heroism, and the impact of political upheaval on individuals. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" has captivated readers with its swashbuckling adventure and clever plot twists, making it a classic in the genre of historical fiction. This book is copyright free and can be downloaded without incurring any cost.

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