Publisher description for The Scarlet Pimpernel / Baroness Orczy.


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An irresistible blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense, this timeless historical adventure recalls the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution, when ruthless mobs ruled the streets of Paris and hundreds of royals were condemned to face the guillotine each day. The only hope of many was a courageous leader who spirited aristocrats across the Channel to England and safety. Known by the name of the wildflower he leaves as a calling card, the Pimpernel becomes the darling of the people and is particularly admired by Marguerite Blakeney, who scorns her foppish husband as ardently as she esteems this gallant hero.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Blakeney, Percy, Sir (Fictitious character) Fiction, France History Revolution, 1789-1799 Fiction, British France Fiction, Nobility Fiction