Short Review: The Scarlet Pimpernel

19 08 2009

Author: Baroness Emma Orczy
Published: 1905
ISBN: 9780553214024

A fantastic classic and a must for all lovers of Charles Dickens and Alexandre Dumas.  Set during the French revolution; a secret agent, the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel, is smuggling French aristocrats into England.  Renowned for his bravery and clever diguises, he remains a mystery to his sworn enemy (agent Chauvelin), and to his devoted admirer (Marguerite Blackeney).

10 out of 10 (Just for pure adventure)

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