The French nobility are living in terror; one by one they are sent to the guillotine. Revenge at last for the years of callousness and cruelty suffered by the people of France. There is no escape; the city walls of Paris are guarded day and night. And yet a few achieve the impossible, disappearing without a trace in Paris, only to re-emerge in the safety of England. Rumours abound of a group of young English gentleman of unparalleled daring. Under their anonymous leader they save scores of aristocrats from terrible deaths. ...
The French nobility are living in terror; one by one they are sent to the guillotine. Revenge at last for the years of callousness and cruelty suffered by the people of France. There is no escape; the city walls of Paris are guarded day and night. And yet a few achieve the impossible, disappearing without a trace in Paris, only to re-emerge in the safety of England. Rumours abound of a group of young English gentleman of unparalleled daring. Under their anonymous leader they save scores of aristocrats from terrible deaths. And each time a note is put mockingly into the hands of the merciless tribunal chairman, Citoyen Tinville. On it is the stamp of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Tinville will do or pay anything to see the Englishmen dead but they seem to evade capture with almost devilish ease. But with the cunning and ruthless spy master, Chauvelin, on his trail, the Scarlet Pimpernel must make no slip for he has everything to lose.
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"We seek him here, we seek him there, that demned, elusive Pimpernel."
Indeed,everyone seeks for the identity of the famed Scarlet Pimpernel. The French Committee of Public Safety wants him because he and his fellow Englishmen keep saving aristocrats from the hungry blade of Madame Guillotine. The British worship their unknown hero, their curiosity as to his identity growing every day.
I first read this book as a young girl, and I fell in love with it. Set during the time of the French Revolution, it's a combination romance, mystery and high adventure novel. Even the reader isn't certain at first who the mysterious hero is. Then our loyalties are torn between him and the lovely and talented Marguerite Blakeney, a French woman married to a British gentleman and fop. Forced to choose between saving the life of her beloved brother Armand and betraying the noble Pimpernel, she struggles with her actions and choice.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a quick read, which I found a pity, because I wanted the fun to continue. There is a follow up novel -- short stories of continuing adventures called The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel. I recently re-read both of them, and found them still entertaining and fun.
Why is he called the Scarlet Pimpernel? It's a small red roadside flower in England. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.
Apr 3, 2007
This is my FAVORITE classic novel. I read it in high school and loved it. I have at least 3 copies, just in case I loose one. I loved the suspense, mystery, and romance. I enjoyed that the novel had a historical basis. I was hooked from the first paragraph and could not put the book down until I finished reading it.
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