Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel Short story collection In during the French Revolution s Reign of Terror an English aristocrat known to be an ineffectual fop is actually a master of disguises who with a small band of dedicat

Short story collection.In 1792, during the French Revolution s Reign of Terror, an English aristocrat known to be an ineffectual fop is actually a master of disguises who, with a small band of dedicated friends, undertakes dangerous missions to save members of the French nobility from the guillotine.

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  1. 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 characters was The Old Man in the Corner, who was featured in a series of twelve British movies from 1924, starring Rolf Leslie.Baroness Emmuska Orczy was born in Tarna rs, Hungary, as the only daughter of Baron Felix Orczy, a noted composer and conductor, and his wife Emma Her father was a friend of such composers as Wagner, Liszt, and Gounod Orczy moved with her parents from Budapest to Brussels and then to London, learning to speak English at the age of fifteen She was educated in convent schools in Brussels and Paris In London she studied at the West London School of Art Orczy married in 1894 Montague Barstow, whom she had met while studying at the Heatherby School of Art Together they started to produce book and magazine illustrations and published an edition of Hungarian folktales.Orczy s first detective stories appeared in magazines As a writer she became famous in 1903 with the stage version of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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  1. So at this point in the series this is what I d recommend if you want to read the stories, but not all the books Read The First Sir Percy it is about Percy Blakney s father or grandfather and read the original book The Scarlet Pimpernel, then read this book The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel has a lot of the rescues that are in the other books, true it doesn t have all the details, but it has enough to suffice It also has a few other adventures that are not in the books that I have read If [...]

  2. This book is a fun read, but not nearly as fun as the original, The Scarlet Pimpernel, which is one of my favorite books This is a collection of short stories meant to be read after the first book These tales are lighthearted and fun, but they are missing the exciting storyline that is found in the original book.

  3. I fell in love with the theater play when I saw it Finally I read the book and found it if not equally as endearing still an interesting read The plots are always intriguing, and the characters fun if over dramatic at times The Scarlet Pimpernel leads a band of followers who make it their goal to resuce inoccent people from France during the French Revolution Who is the Scarlet Pimpernel, though He s sought after by the French government sorry, my history is sadly very poor , and is thus underco [...]

  4. I read this mistakenly This is the second book about the Scarlet Pimpernel and yes, it s his adventures rather than the relationship with his love interest However, it is highly entertaining even in this era of clever twists and turns, it stands the test of time It did get a little repetitive at times one adventure after another where he saves the day but it was fun I suppose it s the only way one could feel sorry for aristocrats in France in that era and perhaps that would turn off some people [...]

  5. I was really excited to read this, since I only recently discovered that there were Scarlet Pimpernel books Unfortunately, I learned that is not always better This book is a collection of short stories, each describing a miraculous rescue pulled off by the Pimpernel and his men But, the format means that there is very little character development, and the multiple stories all start sounding the same and the Pimpernel s plots start being a little too predictable.

  6. I liked the first book better It was a little hard to follow at first.Then I understood that each chapter is a completely different story, and I learned to pick out where Percy appeared in the story before he revealed himself Mostly I was expecting a book that told one story from start to finish I liked the last chapter the best because it had of a story line than the others, and I think I d like to read the next book as it tells about one of the traitors to the Pimpernel League.

  7. This book takes place during the French Revolution Percy, the main character, travels back and forth between France and England The Scarlet Pimpernel tries to end the French Revolution by being a spy for both sides No one knows the true identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel.I would not recommend this book The dialect is hard to follow because of the time era that it takes place The musical and the movie is better than the book This was also a boring book.

  8. This is a collection of seven short stories featuring the eponymous hero The plots are a little same y, probably because it s hard to develop a complicated intrigue and rescue in about 20 pages per story, and I thought the two longer ones The Chief s Way and Fie, Sir Percy both about 60 pages long were better Orczy knows how to write a good tale of derring do though, and overall this was an enjoyable read.

  9. While it was a fun read, it was of a bunch of short stories of how he helped various people escape There is no in depth character development and you really don t hear much from the Scarlet Pimpernel at all I like the first one much better, because you saw a depth of emotions and grew to like the characters This one was just snipets of ways to escape.

  10. This wasn t as good as I remembered it There s a bit of a difference between reading a book at the age of 12 possessed by than a bit of a crush on the hero and reading itwell, now Still, who can hate a Scarlet Pimpernel novel

  11. i finished it now and it ended up SO SO good really exciting i LOOOVVVVE the movie too if you wanna watch the movie, you NEED to get the one with Elisabeth McGovern as Margureite THE MOVIE IS SOOO GOOD ROMANTIC ROMANTIC EXCITING AWESOME

  12. Yay This is a collection of short stories Some of them I didn t really like because they were all from the enemy s perspective, but some I really liked My favorite was In the Tiger s Den.

  13. A collection of short stories featuring the elusive Pimpernel and his band The stories get a bit formulaic after awhile, but still some fun historical adventure with nice bits of humor and action.

  14. 4 This book is made up of short stories about the continuing escapades of the Scarlet Pimpernel and friends They are written well and it was fun to guess which character Blakeney was playing in each daring rescue scheme.

  15. It was mildly entertaining This is a few short stories about the Scarlet Pimpernel None of them are amazing and they are all pretty cookie cutter, so I was fairly bored with this book by the end.

  16. I don t remember liking this book so much in high school, but I just finished it and it was FUN The cleverness and the mystery makes for a really quick, enjoyable read.

  17. I originally read this for school, it ended up perdy good It s a little slow in the begining, but it gets exciting later on in the book.

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