The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel



Baroness Emmuska Orczy 1865 1947 Was A British Novelist, Playwright And Artist Whose Noble Hungarian Origins Afforded Her An Idyllic Childhood And Extensive Education In The Arts At Schools In Brussels, Paris And London In 1903, With The Success Of A Play Written By Orczy And Her Husband Based On One Of Her Short Stories About An English Aristocrat, Orczy Rewrote The Story As A Novel That Drew Huge Sales As A Result, The Scarlet Pimpernel Cemented Orczy S Name In The Literary World, And Led To Over A Dozen Sequels And Countless Television, Film And Musical Reproductions One Such Sequel Is The League Of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Which Was Published In 1919 And Consists Of Eleven Short Stories About Sir Percy Blakeney And His Exploits During The French Revolution The Stories Are Set In 1793 But Are Set In No Particular Order.The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Full name Emma Emmuska Magdolna Roz lia M ria Jozefa Borb la Orczy de Orczi was a Hungarian British novelist, best remembered as the author of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL 1905 Baroness Orczy s sequels to the novel were less successful She was also an artist, and her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London Her first venture into fiction was with crime stories Among her most popular c

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  • Paperback
  • 130 pages
  • The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Emmuska Orczy
  • English
  • 24 October 2018
  • 9781420943078

10 thoughts on “The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

  1. says:

    sighs, shovels yet another book on the RTC pile

  2. says:

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is both a flower of five crimson petals and an English Lord named Percy Blakeney, who uses that code name in France to smuggle aristocrats and their families away to safety from the French Revolution and the guillotine, into England The first novel The Scarlet Pimpernel is considered a classic of page, stage and screen, even though originally, the play and book were produced by the Hungarian Baroness Orczy and her British husband Publishers wouldn t publish the book the critics hated it, yet the public loved both the play and the book The charming, crafty Pimpernel outwitting the the bloodthirsty principals of the Revolution was high entertainment So, the Scarlet Pimpernel series of books and movies began.In this variant, instead of being independent and singlehandedly getting families and people out of France, the Scarlet Pimpernel has a league of English gentlemen he works with The Scarlet Pimpernel is the head of the league, reporting to the Prince of Wales He stays in France, switching between his many disguises and hide...

  3. says:

    It took me a lot longer to work through this one than it did the other ones Mainly, I think, because I ran out of Librevox recordings done by Karen Savage who is excellent and the readers on this Librevox recording weren t all that great It was done by several readers, and I just couldn t stand some of them This book is actually a collection of fairly long short stories about the Scarlet Pimpernel They are all pretty much him easily out smarting Chauvelin They are just fun stories that really give a sense of what the Scarlet Pimpernel s day to day adventures in between his really big, hair raising escapades that are in the other books Because of that, these books have of the rest of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, especially Andrew Fawkes, and Marguerite isn t in it besides a few references to her I loved the dynamic between Fawkes and Sir Percy In the other books, they aren t together much, and ...

  4. says:

    A collection of short stories, the only reason this book doesn t get my usual adoring five stars is it got kind ofpredictable While the costumes are truly genius and clever, it was always Percy Eventually I ...

  5. says:

    The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel is was a great book There s no denying it that It s a fantastic collection of short stories that leave me baffled in much the same way as Sherlock Holmes, not to mention that it has the same air to it, insane enemies, daring escapes, just about everything that could make a 93 year old book entertaining.The main character, whom the book is named after, is an alias assumed by Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English gentleman, who seems to have a soft spot for interfering in the affairs of the insane French Revolutionaries All of the stories included involve Sir Percy and his daring and fearless League rescuing various Aristocrats or enemies of the Republic from the clutches of the Committee of Public Safety, who are MUCH menacing than the name leads on Summary There are spoilers below please be wary of the view spoiler buttons.I Sir Percy Explains The first story of the eleven contained in this book, is Sir Percy Explains, which is ironic, because Sir Percy really doesn t do a whole lot of explaining Madeleine Lannoy, who is labeled as an aristo by the Committee, is driven to becoming a street dancer in the worst neighborhoods of Paris after her...

  6. says:

    Despite having published a dozen novels based on the exploits of her fanciful Pimpernel character, Orczy still chose to pen a set of short stories on the same theme Whatever charm and entertainment may have brightened her original works certainly had grown stale by the time this collection was written The plots are so patently absurd and the social commentary so one sided as to ...

  7. says:

    A series of short stories about the exploits of the Scarlet Pimpernel Entertaining, but much the same as the others My favorite was one told from the perspective of a third party Orczy did a good job of making the stories build on each other You learn an identity in one story, and that knowledge is key in the next Made it feel like reading a novel instead of a series of short stories I hav...

  8. says:

    This book takes place during the Reign of Terror in France While the Committee of Public Safty is working to guillotine supporters of the aristocracy, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his associates are working even harder to save th...

  9. says:

    Overall, this was an interesting compilation of stories about the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, a band of Englishmen who rescued aristocrats and other unfortunate souls who were destined for the guillotine during the French Revolution.I really enjoyed reading this book as I started, but about halfway through, my interest started to wane a bit The stories become a bit repetitive they all can be summarized to have a similar plot There is som...

  10. says:

    An enjoyable collection of short stories about the Scarlet Pimpernel Pluses the stories are fun and don t get into too much angst Percy is captive and must become a Christlike sacrifice for his wife friend friend...

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