The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Mon, 28 Dec 2009 21:16:14 +0100

When it comes to an adventurous romp with cliffhangers dangling at the end of every chapter, you can't beat The Scarlet Pimpernel. I love the old B&W film and I love the book.

The highlight of the book, for me, is the dramatic irony created when we, the audience, have to sit mutely on the sideline while the main character is unjustly criticized. I guarantee you will feel every cut given to Percy, the self-absorbed dandy that the Scarlet Pimpernel uses as his impervious disguise. The disguise… (more)