The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel

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In this historical adventure set during the French Revolution, the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel sets out to rescue men, women and children facing the horrors of the guillotine, while evading the relentless pursuit of his arch enemy, Chauvelin.

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Gwangi
Gwangi
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)



Book Details  


Language: English

Published in: 1905

Word count: 85,148 words (≈ about 6 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+50 or in the USA (published before 1923).


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